Sunday, September 24, 2017
Visiting Artist Recital
“A Touch of Blue: Works for Voice, Saxophone, and Piano”
4:00 P.M. – Hemmle Recital Hall
Texas Tech University School of Music
For this uniquely programmed performance, New Mexico State University faculty mezzo-soprano Dr. Sarah Daughtrey will collaborate with Elizabethtown College faculty pianist Dr. Justin Badgerow and Lubbock-based saxophonist David Box to present an afternoon of works that are primarily inspired by dances and song styles from North America, Central America, and South America. From Darius Milhaud’s sparkling Scaramouche to Joaquín Nin-Culmell’s sultry Two Popular Cuban Songs, the colors of the saxophone, piano, and voice will join forces in all of their possible combinations. Among the works that will feature all three guest musicians together is the song cycle Blue Diminuendo, which will be receiving its world premiere during this concert after having been recently composed by NMSU Music Department Head, Dr. Lon Chaffin.