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January 15, 2020
7:30 PM
Penn State Hazleton
76 University Drive
Black Box Theater, Slusser/Bayzick Building

Hazleton, PA 18202
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Saxophone Recital and Lecture

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Penn State Hazleton will host a saxophone recital and lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The presentation, “Over 100 Years of Women and the Saxophone,” will be held in the Black Box Theater of the Slusser/Bayzick Building. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

During the event, British saxophonists Amy Green and Charlotte Harding will perform a sampling of pieces that were played in a variety of venues from wind band concerts, social/fraternal club entertainments, lyceum and vaudeville to early phonograph recordings and radio broadcasts. Green and Harding will be joined by pianist Ann Lee of Alexandria, Virginia. Thomas Smialek, professor of music and integrative arts at Penn State Hazleton, will provide an illustrated commentary on the accomplishments of 19th-century saxophonists Etta Morgan, Louise Linden and Bessie Mecklem. The early 20th century will be represented by Helen May Butler and Ivy Benson, who led their own all-female bands. The program also will include performances of recent works by Charlotte Harding and L.A. Logrande, who have composed extensively for the saxophone.