John Williams: Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Vince Gnojek, alto saxophone
Zechariah Goh, conductor
Recorded at the Singapore Saxophone Symposium 2014
19 and 20 July, 2014
Lee Foundation Theatre
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Vince Gnojek will be presenting a Silver Anniversary Saxophone Recital on Sunday March 10, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. in celebration of 25 years of teaching at the University of Kansas. Featured soloists will be former KU saxophone students: Paul Haar from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nate Jorgensen from South Dakota State University, and Todd Wilkinson from Ottawa University. The second half of the program includes a saxophone ensemble arrangement of Concertino da Camera by Jacques Ibert featuring Professor Gnojek, followed by a KU Saxophone Studio/KU Alumni Saxophone Ensemble playing selections from Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. Former students wishing to participate in the saxophone ensemble need to attend the rehearsal on Saturday March 9th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Swarthout Recital Hall. Martin Bergee, Associate Dean of the School of Music and Sharon Toulouse, Assistant Director of Bands will conduct the saxophone ensembles.
In honor of this 25th Anniversary Celebration, and as part of Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, Professor Gnojek is initiating a saxophone scholarship drive with a generous personal contribution. Anyone wishing to donate to the scholarship fund may do so at the recital or at any time in the future. To learn more about the KU Saxophone Scholarship or to make a donation, please visit http://kuendowment.org/vincegnojek or contact Michael Arp at 785-832-7410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you will join us for Professor Gnojek’s 25th Anniversary Celebration!
Vince will be performing with the orchestra for the Kansas City Lyric Opera’s upcoming performances of John Adams’ opera Nixon in China. You can purchase tickets online here and read the Kansas City Star’s rave review of the opening performance.
Vince’s newest CD Crossings is out and available for purchase! This album features works by: J.S. Bach, skincare Amy Quate, side effects Astor Piazzola, Domenico Cimarosa, Alfred Desenclos, Victor Morosco, and Paquito D’Rivera
Vince Gnojek – soprano and alto saxophones
Alice Downs – piano
Holly Beneventi Page – piano
Crossings is now available in CD and digital format through CD Baby.
Singapore publication Band Fusion recently ran an interview with Vince. Read the interview online at www.sgbandfusion.com.