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Guest artist recital Nov. 11 to feature saxophonist and pianist

November 8, 2012
 Timothy McAllister
Dr. Timothy McAllister
(photo by rr jones)
 Kathryn Goodson
 Kathryn Goodson
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host a guest artist recital featuring alto and soprano saxophone performer Dr. Timothy McAllister and pianist Kathryn Goodson at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public.

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.

For more information about UW-Eau Claire music events, visit the online events calendar.

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