Gail B. Levinsky


Gail B. Levinsky a choisi d'interpréter:
Gail B. Levinsky has chosen to perform:

Douglas McConnell

Langston's Lot

[saxophone alto, voix (ténor) et piano / alto saxophone, voice (tenor) and piano]

avec la participation de:

with the participation of:

Barrington Coleman, ténor / tenor

Jackie Edwards, piano

Gail B. Levinsky has performed throughout the United States and her most recent performances have included presentations at the 1998 Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance, College Music Society-southern region, and the 1996 Indiana State Contemporary Music Festival. As a solo performer Dr. Levinsky has commissioned and premiered new works for saxophone including Langston's Lot for Alto Saxophone, Tenor Voice, and Piano by Douglas McConnell, Nebuale for Alto Saxophone and Organ, by Frank Ferko, and Around the Clock for Electronic Tape by Michael Kallstrom.

Presently on the faculty of Mississippi State University, she received her Bachelor of Music from Butler University, and the Master of Music and Doctorate in Music from Northwestern University. Dr. Levinsky's research areas include historical analysis of saxophone methodology and teaching models in woodwind pedagogy. She has served as Secretary to the North American Saxophone Alliance (1995-1999).

Langston's Lot was commissioned by Gail Levinsky and Jackie-Edwards Henry, and is a song-cycle for tenor voice, alto saxophone and piano which celebrates the work of African-American poet Langston Hughes (1902-1967). The selected texts reflect the poet's sincere love of life, his people and their cultural heritage. Lyric beauty and simplicity dominate the overall style of the poems, a quality which is reflected by the accessible nature of the musical accompaniment. As a poet, Langston Hughes was very influenced by music, especially jazz, blues and gospel. All of these popular musical styles are reflected in the song cycle, combined with traditional classical musical forms and procedures.

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