Songs of Love [voix (ténor), saxophone alto et piano / tenor voice, saxophone alto and piano] Sweet Sorrows [saxophone alto et orchestre d'harmonie / alto saxophone and band]
Songs of Love
[voix (ténor), saxophone alto et piano / tenor voice, saxophone alto and piano]
[saxophone alto et orchestre d'harmonie / alto saxophone and band]
avec la participation de:
with the participation of:
Jon Humphrey, voix (ténor) / voice (tenor)
Catherine McMichael, piano
|Lynn Klock is an active soloist and clinician throughout the United States and abroad. Of his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall, Peter G. Davis of the New York Times wrote, "Mr. Klock performed in the most skillful fashion...What impressed one most was how expertly Mr. Klock demonstrated the versatility of the instrument, its potential for weaving smooth legato lines, its flexible dynamic range from delicately whispered pianissimo to forceful dramatic statements without any loss of tonal quality, and its virtuoso ability to clearly articulate even the most rapid figures. Lynn Klock assembled a program that had a considerable amount of expressive variety and sheer musical charm."
As a recitalist, Mr. Klock has appeared in England, the British and American Virgin Islands, and Warsaw, Poland where he has the distinction of being the first saxophonist to be presented on the Warsaw Philharmonic Recital Series. As a chamber musician, he was the first saxophonist to tour with Musicians from Marlboro when he performed the Busch Quintet for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet on their East Coast tour in the Fall of 1991. He has been a guest artist at the Marlboro, Monadnock, North Country, and Mohawk Trail Music Festivals. He has performed concertos with the New Hampshire, Springfield (Massachusetts), Toledo (Ohio) Symphony , and Manchester Festival Orchestras, the Wantastiquet Chamber Players, the West Coast Chamber Orchestra, The United States Military Band at West Point, and numerous university and high school bands throughout the country.
An advocate of new music for his instrument, Mr. Klock has premiered more than 35 solo works written for and dedicated to him. As a founding member of the Ancora Chamber Ensemble, he has also premiered more than twenty-five compositions. This past year he was involved in several premieres of works written for him including four new works for saxophone and voice by composers Hsueh-Yung Shen, Salvatore Macchia, and Catherine McMichael. This year, as part of the World Wide Commissioning project he will be premiering Gunther Schuller's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, and next year he will be premiering 2 new Concertos for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble by Catherine McMichael and Hsueh-Yung Shen.
Mr. Klock is Professor of Saxophone at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is the saxophonist and bass clarinetist with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Interlochen Arts Academy, he is a student of Larry Teal, Donald Sinta, and Jack Kripl.
Mr. Klock has recorded 3 CDs for Open Loop Recordings, and he can also be heard on the CRI, Mark, and Orion labels. He is a Selmer Clinician, and plays Selmer saxophones.