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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Eric Lau

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Name: Eric Lau
Website: http://www.ericlausaxophone.com/
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Silver Reed Duo- Music for Saxophone and Flute
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 12

Saxophonist Eric Lau serves as Professor of Saxophone and Chair of the Department of Music at the University of New Mexico. He has given concerts throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. His commitment to new music has led to the commissioning of more than a dozen new works for saxophone by composers including David Maslanka, Roshanne Etezady, Gunther Schuller, Michael Colgrass, and Ida Gotkovsky. In addition to his solo performances, Dr. Lau is a regular performer with the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra, the New Mexico Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Symphony, and the Santa Fe Opera. Eric Lau is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a D’Addario Woodwind Performing Artist.

Ensemble Bio:

The Silver Reed Duo consists of flutist Jennifer Lau and saxophonist Eric Lau. With over 15 years of performance experience, the duo is dedicated to promoting mixed chamber music including the flute and saxophone.  This commitment has led to commisions by Ben Stonaker, John Richard, Michael Conti, Peter Gilbert, and Karola Obermueller. The Silver Reed Duo has performed at the Puerto Rico Conservatory, the Universidade Federal do Paraná in Brazil, the National Flute Association Convention,  the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference, and the World Saxophone Congress. 


Other Performers / Participants


Jennifer Lau



Jennifer Robin Lau is on the faculty of The University of New Mexico, where she teaches courses in music appreciation and music theory. She previously served on the faculties of Texas A&M University-Commerce, Spring Arbor University, Alma College, and the University of Michigan-Flint.


Dr. Lau plays second flute and piccolo with Santa Fe Pro Musica and Opera Southwest, and has also performed with the Santa Fe Opera, New Mexico Philharmonic, and Santa Fe Symphony.


Dr. Lau has performed at the Society of Composers National Conference, the John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium, and several National Flute Association Conventions, and coordinated the NFA Newly Published Music Competition. She has performed chamber works in Puerto Rico, Brazil, at the NASA Regional and National Conferences, the ClarinetFest International Conference, the World Saxophone Congresses in Scotland and Croatia, and the Napa Valley Chamber Music Festival.


Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
one another Karola Obermueller 7
Pastorale for flute and alto saxophone Marcus Karl Maroney 5