Saxophonist Chris Creviston and pianist Hannah Gruber, both on the faculty of the Crane School of Music at State University of New York, Potsdam, will perform a guest artist recital at West Virginia University’s Creative Arts Center, Friday (March 11) at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). The event is free and open to the public.
The program will include: “Sonata for Flute and Piano” (1956-57) by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963); “Two Preludes” (1993) by Dorothy Chang (b. 1970); “Croquembouches” (1926) by Claude Delvincourt (1888-1954); “Concert Suite” (1998) by William Bolcom (b. 1938); “Sonata, Opus 29” (1970) by Robert Muczynski (1929-2010).
Creviston has played in Carnegie Hall with the Detroit Symphony, performed at Prince’s birthday party at Paisley Park, appeared live on BET’s “BET on Jazz,” and gigged the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, as well as performing as guest artist and clinician on concert series and in festivals across the United States.
A winner of the North American Saxophone Alliance’s Classical Competition, and a finalist in the New York Concert Artists Guild, he has been featured as soloist and as a member of the Capitol Quartet in front of bands and orchestras all over the country, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
He has appeared in concert with jazz names John Pizzarelli, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jon Faddis, Bunky Green, Bob Mintzer, Vinny DiMartino, Dave Liebman, Peggy Cone, and Marvin Stamm, among others, and has worked with pop performers Crystal Gayle, Maureen McGovern, Patti Russo, Marty Thomas, Lisa Vroman, and Ben Vereen, as well as playing shows with comedian Bob Hope.
Gruber is the New York Music Teachers National Association Collegiate chair and assistant director of the Southeastern Piano Festival. She has performed in festivals and competitions throughout the U.S. In 2007, Gruber performed the world premiere of Stacy Garrop’s “Pieces of Sanity” in Carnegie Hall with Creviston.
For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.
CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4841 ext. 3108, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu
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