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February 29, 2008

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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Saxophone Recital to Feature Area Musicians

The University of Texas at Tyler School of Visual and Performing Arts will present a saxophone faculty recital to feature area musicians on Monday, March 3.


Dr. John Webb, UT Tyler professor of music and saxophonist, will be joined by Dr. Maria Guénette, pianist and international recitalist, and George Faber, pianist and director of visual and performing arts for Tyler Independent School District, in the recital.

Free and open to the public, the recital will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the UT Tyler Braithwaite Recital Hall.

The program includes Concerto by Pierre Max Dubois, Pulcinella by Eugene Bozza, Concertino by Jeanine Reuff, Fantaisie by Jules Demersseman and A Tribute to Rudy Wiedoft by Gunther Schuller.

Webb holds a doctor of arts degree in saxophone performance/pedagogy from the University of North Colorado and a master’s degree in music education from the University of North Texas. He is an active jazz performer on saxophone, flute, piano as well as vocals. His appearances have been with Chuck Berry, Lloyd Price, the Penguins, Freddy Cannon, Herb Jeffries, Crystal Gayle and Steve Wiest.

Canadian pianist Guénette is a full-time instructor of piano at Tyler Junior College. In 2006, she attained a doctor of musical arts degree in piano accompanying and chamber music at the Eastman School of Music. She has extensive solo and collaborative performance experience in Canada, the United States, Japan and Austria, including appearances on national radio.

Faber holds a master’s degree in secondary education from Stephen F. Austin State University. He also is the organist for Green Acres Baptist Church. Faber has performed with many musicians, including Kenny Price, Ronnie Stonmon, Del Reeves, Margo Smith, John Parks, Tom Brown, the Statler Brothers, Chubby Checker and Neal McCoy.

For more information, call the UT Tyler School of Visual and Performing Arts, 903.566.7250.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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