Ensemble Recital Series: Saxophone & Brass
Saxophone Ensemble: The Keene State Saxophone ensemble was established by Dr. Craig Sylvern in 1998 and is open to any KSC student, as well as staff and community members. The group has ranged in size from a quartet to an ensemble of 13 with voices from soprano to bass. Repertoire includes works from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary style periods. In addition, the ensemble performs transcriptions of popular pieces and encourages members to arrange and compose original works for the group.
Brass Ensemble: Brass Ensemble offers an opportunity to explore brass repertoire with a large amount of part independence and good opportunities for solo work. Greater individual attention and an emphasis on good ensemble performance – especially resonant sound and good intonation – make this an important opportunity for developing musicianship. Repertoire studied and performed will explore both the tradition and possibilities of the brass ensemble genre. Brass Chamber Ensemble gives students the opportunity to perform traditional and contemporary chamber works in a small ensemble setting such as a brass quintet. The ensemble’s study, practice, and performance of diverse repertoire leads to at least one on-campus performance each semester, with potential opportunities to perform for community events as well.
KSC students will need to obtain their complimentary tickets in person at the Box Office rather than ordering online.
To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.