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Jack Thorpe, Guest Recital

April 10, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Jack Thorpe, Guest Recital
Saxophonist Jack Thorpe is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance and literature from the University of Illinois where he serves as the saxophone studio teaching assistant. As a concerto soloist, Jack has performed with the Georgia State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Stephen F. Austin State University Symphonic Orchestra, and the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Through his work as the alto player in the Versa Quartet, Thorpe won first place in the 2020 North American Saxophone Alliance’s Quartet Competition and performed William Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso for saxophone quartet and wind band with the University of Illinois Wind Symphony. In 2017, Jack co-founded the Snow Pond Saxophone Quartet, a chamber ensemble formed to represent the Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute at the Snow Pond Center for the Arts to international audiences. The quartet performed throughout Japan in 2017 alongside soloist Masato Kumoi and toured the southeastern United States in 2019.

In March of 2022, he was named the winner of the University of Illinois’s Presser Graduate Award. With funding from the Presser Graduate Award, he is currently commissioning six composers who belong to traditionally under-represented communities in classical music to write solo and electroacoustic works for saxophone. Thorpe’s interests in collaborating with composers to create new works has also influenced his work as a chamber musician. Recently, Thorpe’s saxophone duo, Vex, has premiered new works by Emily Koh, Yaz Lancaster, and Anthony R. Green.

Thorpe holds a B.M. in saxophone performance from Georgia State University where he was the recipient of the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award and an M.M. in saxophone performance from Stephen F. Austin State University where he was the saxophone studio teaching assistant. His teachers include Jan Berry Baker, Nathan Nabb, and Debra Richtmeyer with additional study under Frederick L. Hemke.

Music Recital Hall Date/Time: 
Monday, April 10, 2023
7:30 p.m. CT

Ticket Pricing:
Free and Open to the public

Details

Date:
April 10, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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Venue

Music Recital Hall
Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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