Among selections to be performed:
Parts for a Floating Space by Lei Liang
Dmaathen by Iannis Xenakis
Tourmaline by Alexandra Gardener
Seven Pieces by Miguel Bolivar
Tickets: $12 / $8 students
Saxophone virtuoso Maureen Walsh has delighted audiences with the warmth and beauty of her sound. With a presence and grace on stage that commands attention, she makes both the classics and the art music of our time accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. She actively commissions new pieces and presents creative recitals featuring new music in order to introduce audiences to the potential of the saxophone in today’s music.
In 2005 Ms. Walsh won both the National Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists’ competition and the Baltimore Music Club competition in the instrumental division. As a result she performed with the NSO under Emil DeCou. She is also a recipient of the Harold Randolf prize and a Career Development Grant from Peabody Conservatory. She is currently commissioning heavily for her contemporary saxophone/percussion duo Bijoux and will be performing contemporary chamber music extensively in 2009.
Originally from Arlington Virginia, Ms. Walsh has studied privately from the age of 8, eventually enrolling in the Levine School of Music in D.C. under Jason McFeaters. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at the Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Gary Louie and is continuing her studies with him in the Master’s degree program.