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Masterclass with saxophonist Dr. John Sampen

February 24, 2021, 1:00 pm
Location Zoom Meeting
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Join us for a masterclass with one of America's leading concert saxophonists. John Sampen is particularly recognized as a distinguished artist in contemporary literature.

As one of America's leading concert saxophonists, John Sampen is particularly recognized as a distinguished artist in contemporary literature. He has commissioned over one hundred new works, including compositions by Adler, Babbitt, Bolcom, Cage, Rzewski, Rands and Shrude and has premiered saxophone versions of music by LutosÅ‚awski, Stockhausen and Tower. In 1970, Sampen was recitalist and certificate winner at the prestigious International Geneva Concours in Switzerland. He has soloed with ensembles from all over the world, including the Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italy, New Mexico Symphony and Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.