Hassle for Sax (1973, revised 1980) [saxophone] Tableaux on the Life of Isolde (work in progress) [saxophone alto, 2 percussions et piano / alto saxophone, 2 percussions and piano] Shadows (1986) [saxophone]
Hassle for Sax (1973, revised 1980)
Tableaux on the Life of Isolde (work in progress)
[saxophone alto, 2 percussions et piano / alto saxophone, 2 percussions and piano]
avec la participation de:
with the participation of:
Roger Admiral, piano
Trevor Brandenburg, percussion
Darren Salyn, percussion
* Création / World premiere
|The winner of many awards including the "Certificat d'Aptitude de Saxophone", France's highest recognition of excellence in music performance and pedagogy, William Street has earned worldwide respect as one of North America's finest instrumentalists. He holds degrees from Northwestern University, the Conservatoire National de Bordeaux, France and the Catholic University of America. His teachers have included George Etheridge, Frederick L. Hemke, Jean-Marie Londeix, Frederick Ockwell and John P. Paynter. Dr. Street, a member of the Bro-Street Duo and the Ensemble International de Saxophones de Bordeaux, was also a member of the Chicago Saxophone Quartet, Washington, D.C. Saxophone Quartet and Frederick Hemke Saxophone Quartet prior to joining the University of Alberta Department of Music in 1988, where he teaches as saxophone instructor, chamber music coach and Director of the University Concert Band.
William Street has appeared as recitalist, conductor and soloist with orchestras and bands throughout Europe, Central and North America and Asia. He can be heard on compact disc recordings Sunthesis: "Les Septs Iles" (QM6901, Paris), "L'Ensemble International de Saxophones" (ACD0086, Tokyo), "At Your Service - Légende by Florent Schmitt" (Arktos 94005) with pianist Sylvia Taylor and the Centaur recording of Evolution V for five saxophonists by Marilyn Shrude, recorded with the Chicago Saxophone Quartet. His recent compact disc recording of Tre Vie, Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra by Malcolm Forsyth with Grzegorz Nowak and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra was nominated for a 1999 Juno award. He has also recorded "héliosaxo" (Arktos - SRI- CD97018), a compact disc recording of twentieth century music for saxophone and piano with pianist Roger Admiral, featuring the music of composers Harbison, Karlins, Lauba, d'Indy, Rolin, Houkom. His recitals and concerts are frequently broadcast on programs of the CBC radio stations.
He served as President of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) from 1992-1994 and has represented Canada at music conferences in France, Japan, Italy, Spain and the United States. He is the former Secretary of the World Saxophone Congress International Committee, and was instrumental in preparation for the XI World Congress held in Spain in October 1997. He has written articles and reviews published in the NASA Journal as well as the Bulletin de l'Association des Saxophonistes de France (ASAFRA).
His published work includes the English translation of Hello! Mr. Sax, ou les Parametres du Saxophone (Leduc) by Jean-Marie Londeix, "Elise Boyer Hall," and "The Life of Elise Boyer Hall" in Les États Généraux Mondiaux du Saxophone. He and Anna Street recently translated into English the Méthode d'Etude de Saxophone, by Jean-Marie Londeix published by Éditions Henry Lemoine in Paris.
Dr. Street is a Selmer clinician, He has a strong interest in music education and appears frequently as recitalist, adjudicator and conductor throughout North America and Europe.
Pianist Roger Admiral completed his Doctor of Music degree at the University of Alberta in 1998. He also holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario, the University of Alberta and the Royal Conservatory of Music, and has studied with Helmut Brauss, Peter Smith, Arthur Rowe and Virginia Blaha. Between 1990 and 1993 Roger was a member of the piano and percussion quartet The Hammerhead Consort, winners of Canada's 1992 Sir Ernest Macmillan Memorial Prize for new music. He is pursuing a solo career and is in high demand for chamber music performances and accompanying. He is currently completing a compact disc of music by Canadian composers Howard Bashaw and Alfred Fisher.