Taimur Sullivan, saxophone
The Art of the Transcription
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7:30pm
José Ramón Méndez, piano
A member of the award-winning PRISM Quartet, Taimur Sullivan has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Knitting Factory in addition to engagements in Russia, China, England, Germany, and throughout Latin America. Dedicated to commissioning new saxophone repertoire, he has premiered over 250 solo and chamber works by such composers as William Bolcom, Gavin Bryars, Julia Wolfe, Lee Hyla, John Harbison, Chen Yi, and Martin Bresnick. Joining Sullivan is Bienen faculty pianist José Ramón Méndez, winner of top prizes in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition and New York's Frederic Chopin Competition. This program offers works—reconceived for soprano saxophone— by Claude Debussy, Marina Dranishnikova, and Nemmers Prize winners Jennifer Higdon and Steve Reich.
Claude Debussy (arr. Taimur Sullivan), Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Jennifer Higdon, Poetic Soprano Sax (world premiere)
Marina Dranishnikova (arr. Taimur Sullivan), Poem
Larry Austin, Tárogató!
Steve Reich, New York Counterpoint
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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.