Interview with Timothy McAllister: Gershwin, Adams & the Orchestral Saxophone

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Gershwin Initiative assistant and saxophonist Lisa Keeney interviews Dr. Timothy McAllister, professor of saxophone at the University of Michigan, on the use of saxophone in the orchestral works of John Adams and George Gershwin.
The first concert of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance 2016–17 season will feature the world premieres of two of the Gershwin Initiative’s Critical Editions: Concerto in F and the Unabridged Edition of An American in Paris. The USO will also perform two works by composer John Adams, including his Saxophone Concerto, with saxophonist Timothy McAllister.
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Music used with the permission of Warner Music Group.
University Symphony Orchestra
Friday, September 23, 2016, 8:00 PM
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
Kenneth Kiesler, conductor
Timothy McAllister, saxophone
Logan Skelton, piano
John Adams:
The Chairman Dances
Saxophone Concerto
George Gershwin:
Concerto in F
An American in Paris (Unabridged)
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