“Chameleon” – a unique display of stylistic saxophone playing – will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the Max Noah Recital Hall. Guest saxophonist Grant Larson will perform refined-classical French compositions, as well as edgier American works and modern jazz. Joining Larson is Georgia College pianist Owen Lovell, along with students Walter Cornwell on piano and Katie Moen on bass. Audiences will be treated to Rodney Rogers’ soaring “Lessons of the Sky,” Alfred Desenclos’ intricate “Prelude, Cadence et Finale,” William Albright’s raw and emotional “Sonata for Alto Saxophone” and Larson’s original new sounds “Alpenglow” and “Walking Winiger.”
Larson is a soprano saxophonist with the Chautauqua Saxophone Quartet and a jazz recording artist. He currently serves as saxophone/jazz practicing artist at Denver School of the Arts and is wind ensemble conductor for the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra. Lovell has released two classical recordings and appeared as a soloist and critically-acclaimed chamber musician in 16 states and four countries.
A $10 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the GC Department of Music through GCSU Foundation, Inc. For more information, please go to www.music.gcsu.edu or call 478-445-8289.