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Saxophonist will perform solo and accompanied by other musicians at NSU Saxophone Festival
May 02, 2013 | 222 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Saxophonist Joe Lulloff will be the featured artist at the Northwestern State University Saxophone Festival May 1-2.

Lulloff will perform Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Lulloff will be assisted by Bogaczova and Minjeong Kim on piano, Luke Brouillette on guitar, Adam Leblanc on bass and Sammy Nix on drums.

He will perform both classical and jazz works.

The program includes “Fantaisie” by Denis Bedard, “Fantasy Pieces” by Robert Schumann and transcribed by Lulloff, “L’histoire du tango” by Astor Piazzolla and “Konzertstuck” by Paul Hindemith. The concert will also consist of “Caravan” by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington, “Stolen Moments” by Oliver Nelson and “Anthropology” by Charlie Parker.

  Lulloff is a sought-after performers and clinician. Acclaimed internationally for his innovative style and unparalleled virtuosity, Lulloff has been described by Branford Marsalis as “a marvelous musician” whose “knowledge of music, along with his ability to embrace music normally considered outside the sphere, makes him a joy to listen to.”

Lulloff performs regularly with symphony orchestras throughout the United States and as soloist in many of the most prestigious concert venues in the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia and Japan.

Lulloff received both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Michigan State University.

He has taught at the University of Illinois and is currently Distinguished Professor of Saxophone Performance Studies at Michigan State University.

A member of the summer artist faculty at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, N.C., Lulloff is past president of the North American Saxophone Alliance.

Lulloff’s honors include a Pro Musicis International Music Award, and both the Teacher/Scholar Award and the Distinguished Faculty Award from Michigan State University.

As winner of the annual Concert Artists Guild International Music Competition, he has presented solo recitals at New York’s Weill Recital Hall and major concert halls in Washington, D.C. (Smithsonian Institute), Boston (Jordan Hall) and Los Angeles.

Lulloff has performed as a member of the wind sections of the Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras.

Equally adept with both classical and jazz repertoire, Lulloff is featured both as a soloist and ensemble member in numerous recordings on the Arabesque, RCA, Albany, AUR, Veriatza and Channel Classics labels.

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