Music Program

Saturday, October 14, 2000


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Saxophonist and composer Mark Engebretson has performed throughout the world as a member of the Vienna Saxophone Quartet for six years. (Austria, Sweden, France, Germany, South Africa, Poland, Japan, Italy, Norway, Lithuania, Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and the USA) The quartet recently produced a recording featuring New York Counterpoint, which was made in collaboration with the composer Steve Reich. Engebretson has also appeared as a solo recitalist throughout Europe and the United States, in particular in collaboration with the Swedish percussionist Anders Åstrand and the American saxophonist Susan Fancher of the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, and as a founding member of the new music ensemble MeloMania!. He has been featured as concerto soloist with the Czech National Orchestra of Brno, performing the world premiere of Horst Ebenhöh’s Konzert für Baritone Saxophon. Engebretson currently teaches music theory at the State University of New York, College at Fredonia. For his first appearance at Hallwalls Mark will present a series of solo works for saxophone and then will be joined by some of Buffalo’s finest musicians for what promises to be an excellent evening of music.

Concert in  Hallwalls Black n' Blue theatre featuring: Mark Engebretson (Saxophone), Jonathan Golove (Electric Cello), Anthony Miranda (Marimba, Percussion)

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