Ashu

$10 BGH Classics

Ashu, Saxophone
Kuang-Hao Huang, Piano

Bennett Gordon Hall
Thursday, August 28, 2014
4:00 PM
Gates Open
6:00 PM
Concert Starts

Tickets: $10
No Lawn Sales

Program

Ibert

 
  Concertino da camera
Rachmaninoff/arr. Ashu
  Andante from Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19

Villa-lobos

 
  Fantasia for Soprano Saxophone
Creston

 
  Alto Saxophone Sonata Op. 19
 
INTERMISSION
 
Debussy

 
  Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone
Piazzolla/arr. Ashu
 
  Three tangos
Ennio Morricone

 
  Italian film suite

 

Demersseman

 
  Fantaisie sur un thème original for Alto Saxophone, Op. 32

 

 

The saxophone is a rare solo instrument in classical music, but we are fortunate to have “a remarkable virtuoso” (WQXR New York) in our own backyard. The Chicago Tribune praises Ashu’s “phenomenal technique” and “deep musicality” in his performances of music written for the saxophone and his own arrangements of works from all across the standard repertoire.