David Mann Composition & Saxophone Recital Saturday

Posted on November 9th, 2009 by

Saxophonist and pianist David Mann, senior music major with honors in theory/composition, will present his senior recital Saturday, November 14, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in  Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. Works on the program include one of his compositions and one arrangement of a traditional spiritual. He is assisted by Beth Winterfeldt, piano, the Gustavus Saxophone Quartet and Bethany Mann, trombone.

Mann is a 2006 graduate of Rosemount Senior High School and is the son of Kathy and Steve Mann. He is a double major in music education and honors theory/composition and a member of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Saxophone Quartet and studies saxophone with John Engebretson.

For his senior recital, David will open with the Concertino da Camera by Jacques Ibert, followed by Bach’s Suite No. 1, and Ryo Noda’s Maï. He continues with works by John Williams, Paul Bonneau and John Cage. With the assistance of saxophonist Jaimie Farel, David will present Konzerstück by Paul Hindemith before presenting two movements from his own composition, Piano Pieces, Op. 4, for solo piano. His program continues with his arrangement of Swing Low and assistance from trombonist Bethany Mann. The Gustavus Saxophone Quartet then joins him on stage to conclude the recital with Gordon Goodwin’s Diffusion.

Saturday’s recital by David Mann begins at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. A reception follows in the recital hall lobby.


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