Sweet Nothings: A Saxophone Recital


Thursday January 25, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Jeffrey Leung, the DAN School’s dynamic and versatile saxophone teacher, has assembled a varied program of six compositions featuring soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones and the Canadian premiere of Sweet Nothings by American composer Gala Flagello. Pieces by David Biedenbender (USA) and Takashi Yoshimatsu (Japan) draw from pop and jazz influences, while Cait Nishimura’s (Canada) songful work is inspired by Welsh origins. Several chamber works feature faculty members including Bruce Kelly, voice, Dina Namer, piano, in music by Jean Françaix (France), and Sarah Yunji Moon, flute, in an electric work by Guillaume Connesson (France).

Jeffrey Leung, saxophones
Wesley Shen, piano
Bruce Kelly, voice
Dina Namer, piano
Sarah Yunji Moon, flute

David Biedenbender, Walking on the Ceiling
Cait Nishimura, Hiraeth
Jean Françaix, Selections from Neuf Histoirettes

Gala Flagello, Sweet Nothings (Canadian premiere)
Takashi Yoshimatsu, Fuzzy Bird Sonata
Guillaume Connesson, Techno-Parade

SPECIAL SUBSCRIPTION OFFER: Purchase in-person tickets to any three or more Isabel Quartet or DAN School Faculty concerts at the same time through the IBCPA Box Office (either online, in person or by phone) and SAVE 25%.

Below is a list, with links to descriptions, of all six concerts, (including this one) that are eligible for the 25% discount when purchasing in-person tickets to three or more concerts at the same time:

Isabel String Quartet with Younggun Kim: Sun, Oct 15, 2023, 2:30PM
The Palenai Duo: In Memory of Michael Szczesniak: Sun, Nov 5, 2023,2:30PM
Isabel Quartet: Mozart, Burge, and Mendelssohn: Sun, Nov 26, 2023, 2:30PM
Sweet Nothings: A Saxophone Recital: Thurs, Jan 25, 2024, 7:30PM
Isabel Quartet: Haydn, Burry, and Beethoven: Tues, Feb 27, 2024, 7:30PM
The Mata Hari Songbook: Thurs, Mar 7, 2024, 7:30PM

DAN SCHOOL FACULTY IN THE COMMUNITY CONCERT SPECIAL OFFER: This concert on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 7:30, will feature four local musical ensembles that, while independent of the DAN School, are connected by the participation of DAN School faculty as performing musicians. Featured on this highly diverse concert are: The Brockville Community Choir, King’s Don Taiko (Japanese Taiko drumming), the Kingston Baroque Consort, and The Martello Alley Cats. This general admission seating concert has very reasonably priced tickets (Full price $20, Faculty/Staff $16, Students $8) but anyone purchasing three or more tickets to the Faculty Artist and/or Isabel Quartet Series by noon (12:00 PM) on Monday, September 18, 2023, will receive a free in-person ticket(s) to this DAN School Faculty in the Community concert. Livestream tickets are not eligible for this special offer. These free tickets will be processed and emailed to ticket holders by Friday, September 22, 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: All ticket holders to the Faculty Artist Series or Isabel String Quartet concerts receive a link to the online digital concert hall, giving audience members the option to attend in person or watch online if unable to attend.


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