Saturday, February 12, 2005
On the road

You'll have to forgive me for not posting as regularly as before. I'm in the final preparations for the New York Debut and I've had to devote most of my energy to that.

I'm off to New York tomorrow for what promises to be an exciting week. On Monday, I'll give a masterclass for the saxophone class at the Manhattan School of Music. Tuesday will be relaxing and practicing. Wendesday is the big gig. Then it's quickly off to Hartford, CT for a guest recital at the Hartt School of Music on Thursday; then onto Amherst, MA for a guest recital on Friday; and finally up to Plainfield, VT for a live radio broadcast and interview on Kalvos and Damian's New Music Bazaar. You can listen to the show online by clicking here.

It's a hectic schedule and I'll miss posting for the week. Will be back soon with a full report. See you soon!
Praised by The New York Times as "an inventive musician . . . fresh and surprising," saxophonist Brian Sacawa has firmly established himself as an important contemporary voice for his instrument. He is active as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the United States and is the co-founder of the new music duo Non-Zero with percussionist Timothy Feeney.

He has given premieres of over thirty works by both established and emerging composers, including Michael Gordon, Bright Sheng, Andrew Mead, Oliver Schneller, Ken Ueno, Beata Moon, Hillary Zipper, and Scott McAllister, among many others. Named the Baltimore CITYPAPER’s Critic’s Choice for Classical Music in 2002, he is the recipient of awards for solo performance from both national and international competitions.

Sacawa's versatile career has led to appearances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, Harvard Group for New Music, New Music Brandeis, Bargemusic, and at meetings of the ISU Contemporary Music Festival, World Saxophone Congress, North American Saxophone Alliance, and New England Saxophone Symposium.

Brian holds degrees from the University of Michigan, the Peabody Conservatory, and the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where he studied with Donald Sinta, Gary Louie, and Lynn Klock. He has recorded for the Equililbrium, Naxos, and BiBimBop recording labels.

See Brian's other blog
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