ISSUED: 4 November 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The 2019-2020 Shepherd Music Salon Series, sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank, opens on Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Frank Center’s W. H. Shipley Recital Hall with Shepherd University saxophone professor Jeremy Koch joining forces with pianist Molly Orlando. The program includes works for piano and saxophone by contemporary composers Dorothy Chang, Joel Love, and Carter Pann, as well as Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestüke for piano. The concert is free and open to the public.
Orlando has premiered numerous works, including a performance as the soloist in the world premiere of Daniel Felsenfeld’s piano concerto “The Curse of Sophistication,” and has premiered works by Timothy Dusenbury, John Elmquist, Matt Curlee, and Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis. Orlando has worked extensively with UrbanArias, Great Noise Ensemble, and Third Millennium Ensemble. Her recent concert seasons have included solo and chamber recital appearances at the North Carolina School for the Arts, College of Wooster, Utah State University, Penn State University, the Arts Club of Washington, North American Saxophone Alliance, and the International Saxophone Symposium.
Koch is principal saxophonist and section leader of the United States Air Force Band, a position he was awarded in 1998. With the USAF Band, he has been a featured concert soloist on numerous national tours and international conferences. Koch regularly performs with the Atlantic Reed Consort, Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, New Orchestra of Washington, RPS Collective, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Two Rivers Chamber Ensemble, Prince William Symphony Orchestra, Serapis Ensemble, Great Noise Ensemble and for the past two summers, he has toured Israel/Palestine with the Al Kamandjâti-Ramallah Orchestra.
For more information, visit https://www.shepherd.edu/music.
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