If you've been to a student recital before, you probably expect to hear something like a traditional concert by a touring artist.

Recitals by doctoral students are a somewhat different affair. In the course of completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory, performance majors present not just one, but three full-length recitals, for which they also write program notes. Composers present a recital of their chamber music, then complete a large-scale original work. In both cases, it's an opportunity to observe multiple facets of an emerging artist.

Composer Roberto Kalb, student of Michael Gandolfi, presents and evening of work including the premiere of "Ryden Scenes" for Saxophone Quartet which will be performed by the New Thread Quartet from New York. Other performers will be Geoffrey Landman, alto saxophone, Misha Namirovsky, piano, Kyle Knapp, tenor, Mark Williams, tenor, Mathilde Geismar, viola, and Roberto Kalb, piano.

The Program:

Danse Russe for Tenor Voice and Piano
Tres Canciones de Amor for Tenor Voice and Orchestra
Three Scenes for Alto Saxophone and Piano
String Trio
Le Dormeur du Val for Piano Trio
Ryden Scenes for Saxophone Quartet

Date: October 12, 2013 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: Brown Hall


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