Five * [saxophone ténor et piano / tenor saxophone and piano]
[saxophone ténor et piano / tenor saxophone and piano]
avec la participation de:
with the participation of:
Vergie Amendola, piano
* Création / World premiere
|After receiving degrees from the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California, Roger Greenberg went on to a varied musical career.
He has performed many times with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (formerly the Denver Symphony Orchestra), also with the Aspen Festival Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rochester (NY) Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester (Minnesota) Symphony Orchestra, the Austin Symphony Orchestra and many others. Many of these performances have been under some of the world's great conductors, including Zubin Mehta, Andre Previn, Michael Tilson Thomas, Philippe Entremont, Luciano Berio, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, Sixten Ehrling, Sergiu Comissiona and James DePriest.
Roger Greenberg was a member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the CBS-TV Orchestra in Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Saxophone Quartet and, during military service with the West Point Band, he was a member of the West Point Saxophone Quartet. For ten years he performed for television and motion pictures at Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Brothers studios in Los Angeles under such composers as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and Lalo Schifrin. Presently, he is a member of the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet, an internationally recognized touring ensemble.
He has a new solo CD of music by William Schmidt, "The Art of the Tenor Saxophone," on WIM Records. With eighteen nationally, or internationally distributed recordings to his credit, he can also be heard with the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet, the Los Angeles Saxophone Quartet, the Westwood Wind Quintet, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Denver Symphony Orchestra and the Saxophone Orchestra of Thailand.
A classical saxophonist with a jazz background, his activities have ranged from co-leader of the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble to nightclub performer for many famous entertainers. He has been a soloist several times at the World Saxophone Congress in the United States, Europe and Japan, and continues to be active nationally as a soloist and clinician, having performed professionally in 45 states and Canada. Recent concerts have included Lima, Peru; Lisbon, Portugal; Bangkok, Hawaii and Mexico. Roger Greenberg is also a clinician for the Selmer Company.
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Roger Greenberg is professor of music and instructor of saxophone at the University of Northern Colorado.