International explorations with Brian Utley, saxophone, and Melissa Rose, piano, March 17

Brian Utley, saxophone
with Melissa Rose, piano

Tuesday, March 17
8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall

Utley’s program is an exploration of the international. Klonos, by Piet Swerts, is described by the composer as a “bravura-like fantasy.” The word itself is of Greek origin, with meanings of “turmoil” or  “an intense spasm or contraction of the muscles.” Either would be applicable to this piece! Gavambodi 2, by Jacques Charpentier, is based on Carnatic music of India, written after the composer had spent more than a year studying in India. Garden of Love, by Jacob ter Veldhuis, for soprano saxophone and electronic soundtrack, is based on a poem of the same name by William Blake.

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