Keith Zimmerman William West

Keith Zimmerman

William West

IWU School of Music Presents Faculty Recital: Keith Zimmerman and William West

September 24, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will present a faculty recital by Professors Keith Zimmerman and William West on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. The recital will be held at Westbrook Auditorium in Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington) and is free and open to the public.

The recital marks Zimmerman’s yearly performance at the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music and his tenth year playing with West. The program will include six selected works performed by Zimmerman on the saxophone and accompanied by West on the piano. The repertoire includes Sonata in G Minor by Antonio Vivaldi; Sonatina by Melvin Solomon; Sonata by Burnet Tuthill; Selections from Etudes, op. 188 by Charles Koechlin; Concerto by Henri Tomasi and Danse Honroise by Ring-Hager.

Zimmerman has studied and performed around the world, first as a student of Canadian concert saxophonist Paul Brodie, then in France with Daniel Deffayet at the Paris National Conservatory. He helped found the World Saxophone Congress and the North American Saxophone Alliance, traveling to perform in concert in Canada, France, England, Germany and many parts of the U.S.

While West himself is a saxophone professor, he also teaches flute at IWU and works as a collaborating pianist. He has spent a great deal of time studying and presenting newly and recently composed music as well as researching pre-Boehm flutes and studying their literature. A few years after joining the IWU faculty in 1982, West played principal flute with the Opera Illinois from 1989-2006.

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

Contact: Jessica Hinterlong, (309) 556-3181