Professor, with accompanists, to hold saxophone recital March 23
March 17, 2017
UW-Stout Associate Professor Aaron M. Durst will present a
faculty saxophone recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Our Savior’s
Lutheran Church, 910 9th
St. E. in Menomonie.
The recital is being presented as a part of a Professional
Development Grant provided by UW-Stout. Admission is free.
As part of his professional development, Durst recently
performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance Region 3 and Region 5
Joining Durst, director of instrumental music at
UW-Stout, will be David H. Kile on percussion. They will perform as Duo
Eigentone. They formed the duo to explore the repertoire written for saxophone
“Many modern composers enjoy writing music for these two
instruments, as the instrumentalists are often willing to perform contemporary
music and experiment with new techniques. Both the saxophone and percussion
instruments are very appealing to listeners and are used in many styles of
music,” Durst said, adding that eigentone is an acoustical term used to
describe a tone liable to cause resonance in a particular space.
The duo will perform “Circus Parade” by Pierre Max Dubois
and “Lady Glides on the Moon” by Matthew C. Saunders. Both selections are for
alto saxophone and nonpitched percussion. “The Miraculous Tale” by Egyptian
composer Halim El-Dabh is for saxophone and derabucca, a goblet-shaped Middle East
Durst also will be joined by Amanda L. Durst on piano to
perform “Light of Sothis” by Amy Quate and two etudes from Charles Koechlin’s
collection of 15 performance etudes for alto saxophone and piano. Aaron Durst
will perform “News Flash” for alto saxophone and video, a recent composition by
Aaron Durst, a
native of Spencer, Iowa, earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in saxophone performance
at the University of Georgia; Master of Arts in music, wind conducting, at the
University of Alaska, Fairbanks; and Bachelor of Music in music education from
the University of South Dakota.
He has studied saxophone with Kenneth Fischer and Kenneth
Carroll, has been a saxophonist in the U.S. Army and was stationed with the 9th
Army Band at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
Kile is a recent
retiree from the Marine Corps. With his performance roots in the Blue Stars
Drum and Bugle Corps of La Crosse, he spent more than 20 years as a
percussionist in the Marines. He has a Bachelor of Arts in music from UW-Eau
Claire and a Master of Arts in secondary education from Grand Canyon
University. He is a member of the Ludington Guard Band and the Chippewa Valley
Symphony. Kile is an operations program associate with the Police, Parking and
Transportation at UW-Stout.
earned a Bachelor of Science in physics and music from the University of South
Dakota. She studied horn with Gary
Reeves and piano with Susan Keith Gray and has played with the Black Hills
Symphony Orchestra, Athens Symphony Orchestra and Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.
She has sung with the Athena Grand Opera and performs with the Menomonie
Chamber Singers and Ludington Guard Band, while maintaining a sewing and
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