William West Keith Zimmerman

William West

Keith Zimmerman

Faculty to Perform Saxophone, Piano Recital

September 10, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will present a faculty recital featuring Keith M. Zimmerman, adjunct instructor of music, on alto and soprano saxophones and William R. West, professor of music, on piano Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington).

The event is free and open to the public.

The program will include Alessandro Marcello’s Concerto in C for oboe, which Zimmerman will play on soprano saxophone.

Additional pieces on the program are Lawson Lunde’s “Alpine” sonata for soprano saxophone, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, Robert Muczynski’s Sonata, Charles Koechlin’s Etudes, and Alexander Glazounov’s Concerto in E Flat.  Keeping with his tradition of playing one piece by prominent 20th century composer Rudy Wiedoeft at each recital, Zimmerman will perform “Saxophobia.”

A founding member of the World Saxophone Congress and the North American Saxophone Alliance, Zimmerman studied at IWU, Ball State University, and in France before returning to IWU to teach saxophone and music theory.  Zimmerman is also a saxophone professor at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. 

West, a flute and saxophone instructor at IWU for the past 25 years, will accompany Zimmerman.  From 1989 to 2006, West played principal flute with Opera Illinois.

For additional information, please contact the IWU School of Music Office at (309) 556-3061.

Contact: Jessica Block, (309) 556-3181