HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 11, 2016 – Dr. Robert Faub, instructor of saxophone at High Point University, will give a recital accompanied by several faculty members and the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.
The recital will begin with Faub on saxophone accompanied by HPU music faculty Dr. Robert Hallquist on piano, Dr. Nathan Daughtrey on marimba, and Mark Mazzatenta on guitar. They will perform music by Srul Irving Glick, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzola and Jacques Ibert, and premiere a new work by Daughtrey, “Burn,” for alto saxophone and marimba.
For the second half of the concert, Faub will join his fellow members of the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, Dr. Susan Fancher, Dr. Stephen Stusek and Dr. Mark Engebretson, all internationally recognized musicians and music instructors at local universities. They will perform the music of Andrea Gabrieli, Ottorino Respighi and Alfred Desenclos.
“The concert will feature various styles. Several of the pieces will have a Spanish or Latin American feel. The piece by Srul Irving Glick, called ‘Suite Hebraique,’ features several movements based on Jewish dances,” says Faub. “We’re also excited about our special preview of HPU composition teacher Nathan Daughtrey’s new work, which we will premiere at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at Texas Tech University in March.”
Faub is an accomplished classical soloist, chamber musician and jazz artist, as well as a life-long educator of students of all ages. As a founding member of the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, he has performed and recorded extensively over the past 12 years, contributing to the commissioning and premiers of dozens of new works. At HPU, he instructs saxophone, teaches Jazz History and is director of the Jazz Ensemble. His is also the director of Instrumental Music at Caldwell Academy in Greensboro.