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Name: Doug O'Connor
Website: http://www.dougoconnor.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Katzin Concert Hall
Presentation Title: Lake Effect Duo (Part 1)
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 29
Bio: Praised for his “seamless technique” and “sumptuous lyricism” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), saxophonist Doug O’Connor has performed across Asia, Europe, and the U.S., including appearances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. He holds DMA and MM degrees from the Eastman School of Music, and a BM in Saxophone Performance from the University of Maryland. O’Connor recently served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the Eastman School of Music, as Associate Lecturer of Saxophone at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, as saxophonist with the United States Naval Academy Band, and is currently employed as ceremonial saxophonist with the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”
Ensemble Bio:

The Lake Effect Duo is a collaboration between saxophonists Katherine Weintraub and Doug O'Connor, first meeting and performing at the 2019 Dot the Line music festival in Tampa, FL. 

Katherine Weintraub currently serves as the Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Southeastern University in Lakeland. From 2016-2018, Dr. Weintraub served as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Florida State University. Dr.Weintraub received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music, and her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music from the University of Michigan.

Doug O’Connor holds DMA and MM degrees from the Eastman School of Music, and a BM in Saxophone Performance from the University of Maryland. He recently served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the Eastman School of Music, as saxophonist with the US Naval Academy Band, and is currently employed with the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”

Drs. Weintraub and O'Connor are Selmer performing artists.

Other Performers / Participants


 

Katherine Weintraub

Soprano Saxophone

Bio: Katherine Weintraub is a private studio instructor and freelance performer residing in Tampa, Florida. She currently serves as the Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Southeastern University in Lakeland. From 2016-2018, Dr. Weintraub served as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Florida State University. As a performer/educator, she has presented guest recitals and masterclasses at universities nationwide. Dr.Weintraub received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music (where she studied with Chien-Kwan Lin), and her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music from the University of Michigan (where she studied with Donald Sinta). Dr. Weintraub is a Selmer performing artist.

Matt Evans

Soprano Saxophone

Bio: Dr. Matt Evans is an award-winning soloist, chamber musician, educator, and arranger who has performed and taught across the globe. Currently a saxophonist in the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” Matt is Instructor of Saxophone at Virginia Commonwealth University. Matt is a founding member of Project Fusion, the Zzyzx Quartet, and the Eastman Saxophone Project. A new music enthusiast, Matt has commissioned over 30 new works for saxophone by American composers, served as president of OSSIA New Music, and is a core member of the [~Switch Ensemble]. Matt studied with Dr. Otis Murphy and Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Eastman School of Music, respectively, earning a Performer’s Certificate at both institutions. Matt is Yamaha Performing Artist and a D’Addario Woodwinds Artist-Clinician.

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
Everything that rises David Clay Mettens 10
Ximix François Rossé 3