Loading Events
Event Series Event Series: Sunday Classics Series

Sunday Classics Series

Alto saxophone has become most familiar as a jazz instrument. However, this recital will explore its classical personality. While alto saxophone has been prominently featured in symphonic settings exploiting its rich, stunning tone and warm personality, this recital will explore the extensive range of solo saxophone music written over the past century.

From the exciting “Fantasia” by Claude Smith to “Tableaux de Province” by Paule Maurice and her memories of sites in southern France.  A reflective piece, Des Larmes Encdre’es, by Westminster’s own Garth Baxter (retired from McDaniel College) and a dramatic Concerto by Russian composer Alexander Glazinov. You are invited to enjoy this beautiful music through the lens of the alto saxophone as performed by David Duree and Rachel Andrews, piano accompanist.

David Duree studied at the Jordan Conservatory, the University of Maryland, and Catholic University of America. For ten years, he was Principal Chair Saxophone and soloist with the United States Naval Academy Band. For 22 years, he was Principal Chair Clarinetist (and founding member) of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Duree has appeared as soloist with the Annapolis, Salisbury, Frederick, and Westminster Symphony Orchestras as well as the Carroll Concert Band. He is a freelance performer in the Baltimore and Washington area and is Senior Adjunct For Saxophone and Clarinet Performance at McDaniel College and Applied Instructor of Clarinet and Saxophone at Hood College. He has recorded for Centaur Records. Mr. Duree also teaches private saxophone and clarinet lessons at his studios at McDaniel and Hood colleges.

Rachel Andrews graduated from Towson University with a BS in piano performance. She was one of the main accompanists in the music department and was awarded a grant each year for her many hours of work.  She was also given the “Most Outstanding Musician” award upon graduation from the University. Mrs. Andrews has been teaching piano for 36 years. She is currently an Adjunct Professor and Director of Piano Studies at McDaniel College. She also accompanies for many students in the Solo and Ensemble Festival and for many competitions and recitals throughout Maryland. Prior to college, Rachel graduated from Westminster High School where she played flute in the school bands, accompanied and sang in the chorus, and had leading roles in musicals. Rachel resides in Finksburg with her husband and two sons.


$25 Adults
$22 ages 25 & Under and ages 60 & Up
CCAC Members get additional 10% off

Series Presented by:

Menchey Music

Share This Event, Choose Your Platform!