Guest artist recital Nov. 11 to feature saxophonist and pianistNovember 8, 2012
|Dr. Timothy McAllister
(photo by rr jones)
McAllister and Goodson will perform a variety of works, including "Streetlegal" by Roshanne Etezady, "The Garden of Follies for Alto Saxophone and Piano" by Andrew Norman, "Vocalise-Étude" by Olivier Messiaen, and "Rhapsodie Pour Saxophone et Orchestra" by Claude Debussy.
McAllister, soprano chair of the renowned PRISM Quartet and an internationally acclaimed soloist, is one of America's premier concert saxophone performers and a champion of contemporary music. He has been featured on National Public Radio's "Performance Today," Dutch National Radio, the BBC and various PBS affiliates. He is credited with more than 150 premieres by eminent and emerging composers worldwide. McAllister also has been a featured soloist with U.S. and international symphonies.
McAllister is an associate professor of saxophone and co-director of the Institute for New Music at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. He holds a doctor of musical arts degree and other degrees in music education, conducting and performance from the University of Michigan. He is the only saxophonist to have received the University of Michigan School of Music's most distinguished performance award — the Albert A. Stanley Medal.
Goodson is an international performer, teacher and coach, and has appeared with leading wind instrumental and vocal artists throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan. She has performed in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, the Zürich Tonhalle and the Chicago Cultural Center. She also has been a soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for youth concerts.
Goodson currently is a pianist and coach for the University of Michigan School of Music. She holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
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