Thursday, May 6, 2021

GVPAF Highlights

Congratulations to all UVic saxophonists who participated and who won their categories in the GVPFA 2021! Here is a schedule of events for the highlights concerts.

The 2021 Virtual Highlights Concert Series has begun! 

Go to gvpaf.org and click on Highlights Concerts.  Admission is by donation.

All concerts will be available until December 2021.

Future concert dates are:

May 7: Speech and Dramatic Arts
May 10: Piano

May 12: Four Sections featuring Brass, Classical Guitar, Woodwinds and Composition

May 14: Classical Voice and Musical Theatre
May 17: Large Ensembles (Choral, School Bands, School Orchestras) and Fiddle
May 19: School Dance

May 21: Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship Concert featuring performers from Classical Guitar, Piano, Strings, Classical Voice and Woodwinds.

Congratulations to all of our performers for an amazing Festival 2021!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Baylie Adams Graduating Recital 30MARCH2021

The UVic Saxophone Class celebrates the graduating recital of Baylie Adams. Well done Baylie!
The Class acknowledges the superb work of Yousef Shadian, pianist. Well done Yousef!



Ms. Adams recital was well attended by her peers and an online audience.

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We wish Baylie every success as she pursues graduate studies!

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Ensembles Concert 2021

Thank you, dear students, for a lovely evening! Please thank your families and friends for listening online!

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SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLE CONCERT
MARCH 6TH 2021 Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
Students from the Class of Wendell Clanton

Quartet T’zum
Sylvanna Wilkinson, soprano
Emerson Jong, alto
Bethanie Tran, tenor
Rhys Batstone, baritone

Premier Quatuor (1857) by Jean-Baptiste Singelée (1812 – 1875)
I. Andante and Allegro
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Allegro vivace
IV. Allegretto

Quartet Lemolo
Madison Wang, soprano
Meghan Pimm, alto
Hannah Stanwood, tenor
Melissa Holyhead-Miles, baritone

Sarabande No. 2 in A minor by J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Fantazia by Orlando Gibbons arranged by Frederick L. Hemke (1935 – 2019)

Quartet Cantabile
Ayari Kasukawa, soprano
Baylie Adams, alto
Alex Tiller, tenor
Cole Davis, baritone

Quatuor pour 4 Saxophones Op. 109 (1932) by Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)
I. Allegro, Piu mosso

BRIEF INTERMISSION TO RESET THE STAGE

UVic Saxophone Ensemble
Skye Boat Song arranged by Karen Street & Nigel Wood
Conducted by Wendell Clanton

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Quartet Day 22FEB2021

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February 22, 2021
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

Wilkinson, Tan, Batstone & Jong



Pimm, Wong, Holyhead-Miles & Stanwood


Tiller, Adams, Kasukawa & Davis


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

In Appreciation of William Grant Still; A Virtual Benefit Concert


A concert organized by Baylie K. Adams for Black History Month.


(T)he concert was presented in honour of the composer William Grant Still. He was one of the first of many influential classical composers of African-American heritage. His music holds historic importance in that he was the first African-American to conduct an orchestra in the US and have his Afro-American Symphony performed by a mainstream orchestra in the US.

Incantation and Dance for oboe and piano, Transc. Brian N Perez

Romance for saxophone and piano

Suite for Violin and Piano, Transc. Andy Austin Peeks
II. Mother and Child

Three Visions, for Piano
I. Dark Horseman
II. Summerland
III. Radiant Pinnacle

Lyric Suite for String Quartet, Arr. Volkman
I. The Sentimental One
II. The Quiet One (based on an Inca Melody)
III. The Jovial One

Baylie Adams, Yousef Shadian (piano)
Quartet: Ayari Kasukawa, Baylie Adams, Alex Tiller, Cole Davis

2013 World Premiere • Omar Khayyam In Belfast

2013 World Premiere • Omar Khayyam In Belfast
UVic 50th Anniversary Faculty Concert

Faculty and Students in Concert

Given the high standard of performance demonstrated by our students, it is not uncommon that the most advanced students join faculty members in recital. Faculty chamber concerts have included graduate and undergraduate students alongside their professors (La Creation du Monde by D. Milhaud; Quest by G. Crumb). Graduate pianist Eva Hodge and her teacher Mr. Bruce Vogt, the distinguished teacher and performer of Listz's works, joined Mr. Clanton on Graham Fitkin's Hard Fairy (soprano saxophone and two pianos), as well as for the performance of several neoclassical and twentieth century works on his 2010 recital.

Vis à Vis Saxophone Quartet

"φ ↓ ψ" or "Joint Denial" or "Neither/Nor" by Nathan Friedman