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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — J. Michael Weiss-Holmes

Mark your calendars now to join us Friday-Monday, March 6-9, 2020 for the NASA 2020 Biennial Conference at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
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Saxophone Player

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Name: J. Michael Weiss-Holmes
Website: http://www.michaelweissholmes.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Evelyn Smith Theatre
Presentation Title: J. Michael Weiss-Holmes and Jane Boxall
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 12
Bio: J. MICHAEL WEISS-HOLMES is a talented solo and chamber musician who “… is one of the rising young saxophone stars in the United States” (Saxophone Journal). Dr. Weiss-Holmes has received international acclaim as an orchestral saxophonist, and has performed as principal saxophonist with numerous orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Weiss-Holmes has worked with such renown conductors as Riccardo Muti, Jaap van Zweden, Leonard Slatkin, David Robertson, Michael Tilson Thomas, Stéphane Denève, and Marin Alsop. Dr. Weiss-Holmes is the Head of Woodwinds and Artist-Teacher of Saxophone at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts. He was previously on faculty at the University of Illinois, the College of Wooster, and the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Weiss-Holmes is the Marketing Director for the North American Saxophone Alliance. www.michaelweissholmes.com
Ensemble Bio: Jane Boxall is an adventurous percussionist, working across diverse musical genres. She focuses on rock and hiphop drumkit, and art-music marimba and vibes; she is actively touring and recording as a soloist, collaborator and session player. Jane has performed in concert halls, art galleries, cafes, castles, kindergartens, hospitals, universities, forests and festivals from Rome to San Francisco, and Manhattan to France. Born in England and raised in Scotland, Jane completed her BA and MA in Music at the University of York (UK), and her Doctorate in Percussion Performance at the University of Illinois. 

“Killer technique and inspired musicality” ~ Drum! magazine

“She is pure fire” ~ Virago magazine

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Proteus (Stier Og Dale - Stiger Og Daler) Per Nørgård 8
We Bop for Alto Saxophone and Vibraphone Gerard Brophy 4