- Jan 25 2024
- 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sweet Nothings: A Saxophone Recital
Jeffrey Leung, the distinguished saxophone teacher from the DAN School, is gearing up to present an extraordinary concert at the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston on January 25th. Known for his dynamic and versatile approach to music, Leung has meticulously curated a program that showcases the rich and diverse world of saxophone music. The evening promises to be a feast for the senses, featuring compositions played on soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones. Highlighting the event is the Canadian premiere of “Sweet Nothings” by American composer Gala Flagello, a piece that is sure to captivate the audience with its intricate melodies and emotional depth. The program also includes works by David Biedenbender and Takashi Yoshimatsu, whose compositions are influenced by pop and jazz, adding a contemporary twist to the classical saxophone repertoire.
Joining Jeffrey Leung on stage are several esteemed faculty members, creating a unique ensemble that blends various musical textures and tones. Vocalist Bruce Kelly, pianists Wesley Shen and Dina Namer, and flutist Sarah Yunji Moon will collaborate in this spectacular performance. The audience will be treated to Jean Françaix’s whimsical “Selections from Neuf Histoirettes,” Cait Nishimura’s melodious “Hiraeth” inspired by Welsh origins, and the energetic “Techno-Parade” by Guillaume Connesson. Each piece in the program has been chosen to highlight the versatility and expressive range of the saxophone, offering listeners a journey through different styles and eras. This concert is a must-attend for all music lovers and an excellent opportunity to experience the saxophone’s captivating charm under the guidance of one of its most passionate educators and performers.