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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Wildy Zumwalt

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Wildy Zumwalt
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 4:20 PM
Presentation Venue: St. John's Church
Presentation Title: Chamber Music for Alto and Tenor Saxophone
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 17

is an active performer, teacher and scholar of the saxophone with regular appearances in the US and Europe.

In 2009, Zumwalt was a featured soloist with the
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He plays regularly with the Chautauqua
Symphony, and has sat in with the Knoxville Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic,
Western New York Chamber Orchestra, and the Naples (FL) Philharmonic among
others. He has also been featured in numerous radio broadcasts including
National Public Radio's Performance Today. 

Dr. Zumwalt is a noted scholar on early German
repertoire for the saxophone and his research has led to the rediscovery and
publication of works for saxophone by composers Edmund von Borck, Hans Brehme
and Hugo Kaun. He is currently writing the first biography on classical
saxophone pioneer, Sigurd M. Rascher. Zumwalt is an Associate Professor of
Saxophone at Fredonia State University of NY.

Ensemble Bio:

The German word Klang (ger. sound) refers to sound and hints at the unique sound quality and enormous range of tone colors (Klangfarben) inherent in the saxophone. Par2 (partout - fr. everywhere) is a reference to the ubiquitous presence of the saxophone in the world culture. It also suggests a pair of instruments and artists on equal footing, while making a subtle nod to the parabolic design of the inventor Adolphe Sax.

 Klang par2 is committed to the expansion of dynamic new works for two saxophones as well as rediscovering and rendering music from the past. With its kaleidoscopic variety of tone colors and sound effects, the saxophone is a perfect vehicle for modern music. And with its vocal quality, clarity of articulation and surprising tendernes, the saxophone is equally suited to old works. Indeed it brings a refreshing and unique sound to music of the masters from earlier centuries.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Diane Hunger Saxophone Originally a native of Germany Diane Hunger currently resides in Buffalo, NY from where she starts h . . .
Liz Ames Piano undefined . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Trio Estatico Walter Hartley 8
Zopf Miklós Maros 9