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Music Department Presents "Saxophone in Consort"

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (OCT. 22, 2008) - On Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. in Krinvovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, the SUNY Plattsburgh music department will present a faculty recital, titled "Saxophone in Consort" by saxophonist Daniel Gordon, associate professor of music. The concert is free and open to the public.

Joining Daniel Gordon (soprano and alto saxophones) will be music faculty members Dr. Karen Becker (piano), Robin Cameron-Phillips (flute) and Michael Angelo Fratino (guitar). The concert was designed to showcase SUNY Plattsburgh music faculty artists performing together and will include a wide variety of pieces composed or arranged for saxophone with piano, flute, or guitar.

"This program is an intimate exploration of musical repertoire for an unusual combination of instruments" explains Gordon.

Gordon, a member of the music faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh since 1994, is an active performer both in this region and abroad. In addition to his classroom teaching, Gordon maintains a saxophone studio and directs the saxophone chamber ensemble that he founded at SUNY Plattsburgh. He is also a founding member of the Frontier Saxophone Quartet and was a part of the saxophone teaching corps at the Domaine Forget International Music Festival in northern Quebec for summer residencies from 1997-99. In addition, he has taught and performed in residency at the Suomen Tyovaen Musiikkiliitto International Summer Music Festival in Teisko, Finland since 2004.

Active as a conductor as well as saxophonist, Gordon's performing credits include appearances at Alice Tully Hall and Bruno Walter Auditorium at New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the American Embassy in Paris, the Circle of Fine Arts in Madrid, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Hall (Finland), and several smaller sites in Canada, Italy, Finland, Spain, France and the U.S.

For more information, please call the SUNY Plattsburgh Performing Arts Information Line at 518-564-2283.

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