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Arts & Entertainment WCU to host free concert by guest sax, pianist Tuesday, Oct. 23

Allison Dromgold AdamsThe School of Music at Western Carolina University will present a guest artist recital Tuesday, Oct. 23, featuring saxophonist Allison Dromgold Adams with pianist Liz Ames.

Currently visiting lecturer of saxophone at Cornell University, Adams will present a program of competition pieces written for the saxophone.

The concert will begin at 5 p.m. in the recital hall of the Coulter Building at WCU. Admission is free of charge.

Adams will be teaching at Ithaca College during the spring semester of 2013 as assistant professor of saxophone. This fall, she will be featured as a soloist at Cornell University and on the Civic Morning Musicals Recital Series in Syracuse, N.Y. She also has been invited to compete at the International Saxophone Symposium and Competition, held in Columbus, Ga., at the end of October.

Liz AmesDuring the summer of 2012, Adams taught at the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy, where she instructed both saxophone and “yoga for musicians.” She is a member of the Estrella Consort, a saxophone quartet based in the Phoenix area. With this ensemble, she has performed and presented master classes across Ecuador and competed as a semifinalist at the 2012 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Adams is completing her doctorate in musical arts at Arizona State University.

Ames is a collaborative pianist who is passionate about performing and working with instrumentalists, vocalists and composers. In 2008, she performed at the Contemporary Music Festival in Lima, Peru, in the Trio de las Americas.

Ames recently performed at the 2011 International Double Reed Society Conference and was the piano coordinator for the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference. She is currently finishing her doctoral degree in collaborative piano at Arizona State.

For more information on the program, call the School of Music at 828-227-7242.


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