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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Jonathan Helton

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Name: Jonathan Helton
Website: http://www.jonathanhelton.com/
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Helton-Thomas Duo
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 16
Bio: Jonathan Helton Professor of Saxophone at the Univeristy of Florida, is an active solo recitalist and chamber musician appearing in concerts worldwide, including Montreal, Vancouver, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, Taipei, Bangkok, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, Athens, Bogota, Brasilia, Santiago, Mendoza, Chicago, Washington, DC, and New York. He has been featured on programs of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the World Saxophone Congress, the College Music Society, Wisconsin Composers’ Alliance, Chicago Consortium of Composers, and the New Music Chicago Festival. His performances have been heard on North Carolina Public Radio, on WFMT in Chicago, and in national radio syndication. He is featured on compact discs from Windlass, Centaur, Navona, Elf, Innova, Mark Records, and Music from Northwestern. From 1992 to 1999 Dr. Helton taught with Fred Hemke on the faculty at Northwestern University. Jonathan Helton is a Selmer Artist/Clinician, and a former President of the North American Saxophone Alliance.
Ensemble Bio:

Over the past eleven years, the Helton-Thomas Duo has presented concerts, master classes, workshops, and lectures to diverse audiences in the United States, Canada, Japan, Thailand, China, Australia, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, England, Greece, and France.  Their concerts are always met with tremendous enthusiasm, surprise, and emotion. The unexpected combination of the saxophone and the cello creates a unique soundscape that is capable of reaching audiences of all kinds through new, moving, musical experiences.Members of the duo are Jonathan Helton, saxophone, and Steven Thomas, cello. Learn more at: http://www.heltonthomasduo.com

Other Performers / Participants


Steven Thomas


Bio: Cellist Steven Thomas was appointed to the University of Florida's School of Music in 2007 following a 13-year tenure at the Hartt School, where he had chaired both the String and Chamber Music departments. A top prize-winner in the Villa-Lobos and Bach International Cello Competitions, as well as the Hudson Valley and Charleston Competitions, Dr. Thomas has appeared as soloist with orchestras in North and South America and throughout Europe. As a member of the Cantilena Piano Quartet, he toured and performed in major concert halls of Europe and the US. He has performed as recitalist and chamber musician at international festivals: Windsor/England, Gstaad/Switzerland, the Israel Festival/Jerusalem, Prague, Tivoli/Denmark, Itu and Fortaleza/Brazil. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with such renowned artists as Yehudi Menuhin, Erick Friedman, Donald MacInnes, Jesse Levine, Joseph Robinson, David Shifrin, Peter Frankl, Boris Berman and the Miami String Quartet.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Thread Paul Richards 6
Jigsaw Paul Richards 10