Are you a music lover? Woodwind specialist Dr. Steve Bingham and percussionist Dr. Brian Holder of Santa Fe College will perform a faculty recital starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 in E-129. Special guest Lauren Holder, violinist and Suzuki educator, will be performing with her husband.
Bingham will be performing Fantaisie Italienne by Bozza, Sonata No. 3 by Handel transcribed by Sigurd Rasher, and Bernhard Heiden‘s Saxophone Sonata, 1st and 3rd movements, with Janet Holly playing the piano.
Bingham explains in detail:
“The Bozza is a flashy kind of ‘aria’ — fun to play; it is a French piece that was written in the early 20th century. It encompasses three movements with a beautiful 2nd movement and splashy introduction. It ends in a fun, upbeat tempo with many short runs and frills. Handel’s Sonata No. 3 was written for violin and transcribed for alto sax. It is in four movements that move fairly quickly. It’s a typical piece that represents the style of the of the Baroque period. Just beautiful melodies and piano accompaniment.
“The Bernhard Heiden piece is more contemporary, a later 20th century piece, written in the spirit of the classical Chamber Sonata in that not only does the solo saxophonist have to use a lot of technique and endurance to push through the piece, but the piano player must be equal, if not more, in technical ability, as the piano accompaniment acts as a solo piece against the solo alto saxophone part.”
Holder will perform My Lady White by David Maslanka, Untitled from Album for the Young by Robert Schumann, transcribed by Leigh Howard Stevens, and Concertino Indio by Alice Gomez. The Maslanka and Schumann pieces feature Holder’s marimba solo, while the final piece by Gomez is a duet with his wife Lauren Holder on the violin and he will be playing tom-toms, glockenspiel, and maracas.
This event is free and open to the public.