Recital to Feature Music Faculty and Guest Artist
Dr. Christopher Greco, assistant professor of music at Benedictine College, will present a recital Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium. Dr. Greco will be performing on both the saxophone and clarinet and will be joined by guest artist, Bryan Pezzone, a freelance performing artist from Los Angeles. The recital will feature the music of Ida Gotkovsky, Samuel Adler, Henri Sauguet, Maurice Ravel, and Witold Lutoslawski. The performance is free and open to the public.
Pezzone has been a freelance performing and recording artist in the Los Angeles area since 1987. He is known as a versatile performer who is comfortable in classical, contemporary and improvisational styles. He performs with composers and musicians as diverse as Pierre Boulez, John Williams and John Adams and records on countless film and television soundtracks. He is the pianist in the group Free Flight, a crossover classical/jazz quartet, and uses many of his composition in their concerts. In addition, Pezzone has initiated a performing series he calls "Freedom Series" which involves improvisations and verbal musings on life.
Greco received his B.A. in Music and M.A. in Composition from California State University, Los Angeles, and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has worked in both the classical and jazz fields as a teacher, composer, performer, and scholar with a special interest in twentieth century musical traditions. He was trained as a multi-instrumentalist (saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe) and composer in Los Angeles and before joining the faculty at Benedictine College, he served on the music faculty at Pepperdine University, UCLA and the University of Maryland.
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