Faculty Recital - Keith Zimmerman, saxophone
Bradley saxophone and saxophone ensemble teacher Keith M. Zimmerman, will
present a faculty recital on Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 P.M., in Dingledine
Music Center on the Bradley campus, 1417 W. Barker Avenue. The recital is one of
several as he begins his 60th year as a saxophonist and 13th year at Bradley and will
feature three different saxophone voices, soprano, alto, and baritone.
Zimmerman’s program will consist of his transcription for soprano saxophone of
the G.F.Handel Concerto in g minor for oboe and the Rachmaninoff Vocalise, also on
soprano sax. On baritone saxophone, a voice not often heard in solo recitals, he will
perform Lawson Lunde’s Scherzo for Baritone Saxophone and Piano and Abram Plum’s
Air and Dance for Baritone Saxophone and Piano, the latter will be a premier
performance of the work written for Zimmerman by his long-time Illinois Wesleyan
University teaching colleague, Dr. Abram Plum. The remainder of the program will be
for alto saxophone and piano and will consist of Claude Pascal’s Sonatine, a work
composed for the Paris (France) National Conservatory final examinations; the Alexander
Glazounov Concerto for Alto Saxophone, one of the cornerstones of the literature; Henri
Tomasi’s Ballade for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra in piano reduction by the composer;
and 1920’s saxophone virtuoso Rudy Wiedoeft’s Saxophobia.
Joining Zimmerman will be his long-time Illinois Wesleyan colleague and pianist,
William R. West.
Zimmerman was recently featured on the cover and in an 8000 word interview in
the international Saxophone Journal May/June 2012 edition, a follow up to a similar
feature in the January/February 2002 issue, and becomes only the fifth person to be
double featured in the 36 year history of the publication. He is an active artist/clinician
for Conn-Selmer, Inc. whose Selmer Paris saxophones he plays, and is a double graduate
of Illinois Wesleyan University as well as holding two certificates awarded by the French
conservatory system for study with Daniel Deffayet of the Paris National Conservatory.
Additionally he studied with American concert saxophone pioneer, Cecil Leeson, and
Canadian concert saxophonist, Paul Brodie.
The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, please call