Russell Peck’s Peace Overture, Brahms’ Schicksalslied

Performances with the Winston-Salem Symphony on November 22, 24, 2009 including Russell Peck’s tone poem, Peace Overture, which was inspired by the struggle for peace in the Middle East. Brahms’ melancholy Schicksalslied (Song of Fate) for chorus and orchestra expresses…

Watson Chamber Music Hall at UNCSA

One of four UNCSA School of Music performance venues, the Judy and Bill Watson Chamber Music Hall was designed by renowned acoustician Rein Pirn and architects Calloway Johnson Moore West. The 292-seat hall was designed specifically for chamber music. The…

Recitals and master classes in Illinois and Indiana

I had the pleasure of performing solo recitals, giving master classes and teaching lessons at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana last week. I had a terrific time working with both bassoon studios…

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 3

On September 12th, 13th and 15th I performed as principal bassoon of the Winston-Salem Symphony a program which included Theofanidis’ Rainbow Body, Tchaikovsky’s Suite from Swan Lake and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 3. Robert Moody conducted and the piano soloist…

2009-2010 Performance and Events Schedule

The following is Saxton Rose’s performance and event schedule for the 2009/2010 season. It is subject to change so if you have questions about attending an event, please contact me. Map to University of North Carolina School of the Arts.…

2009 IDRS Conference in Birmingham, UK

From July 19-26 I visited Birmingham, England to attend the International Double Reed Conference. The IDRS conference is held during the summer once a year, each time in a different location throughout the world. This year’s event in Birmingham marked…