“Mayday Mayday!” Concert with Swedish saxophonist Anders Lundeg?d

Swedish saxophonist Anders Lundeg?d

Swedish saxophonist Anders Lundeg?d

MUSIC BY Enrique Granados, Astor Piazzolla, Michael Strand and Frank Martin will be presented at the “Mayday Mayday!” Concert with Swedish saxophonist Anders Lundeg?d and Spanish native pianist Mar? Jos?Parker at Lyceum in Oldtown Alexandria, Va., on Saturday, May 1, at 8:00 p.m. Dancers Camilla Ng and Miles Hamby will also participate in the performance. Tickets are $15 at www.anderslundegard.com/concert or $20 at the door.

ANDERS Lundeg?d, who was born in V?j?, Sweden, made his debut as both soloist and broadcast performer at the age of 17 during a youth artist festival in Stockholm. He earned his undergraduate degree as a student of Christer Johnsson at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, whereupon he received both a Fulbright and a Sweden-America Foundation award to continue his studies abroad.

LUNDEG?D completed his Master’s, Certificate of Performance and Doctoral degrees at Northwestern University, studying under the renowned saxophonist Frederick Hemke. During this time he was the recipient of no less than three awards, toured with the Swedish chamber orchestra Musica Vit? had several works dedicated to him, and won the Northwestern Solo Concerto Competition, performing the subject of his dissertation: the Lars-Erik Larsson Saxophone Concerto.

DR. LUNDEG?D has taught and toured extensively in Scandinavia and America, performing everything from contemporary chamber works to Baroque transcriptions and Classical concerti. Inspired by an anecdote from the saxophone’s early experimental stages in the 1850s, during which Italian composer Rossini visited the Belgian inventor Adolph Sax’s office and proclaimed the sound of the new instrument as “the most tender and pleasing he had ever heard,” Lundeg?d has devoted his career to capturing this original sound. He is particularly known for his solo recitals on alto and soprano sax, including Bach Cello Suites, as well as his own compositions.

HIS COMPOSITIONS often derive their motifs from his Scandinavian folk-music heritage filtered through a mosaic of modern influences. Writing exclusively for the saxophone, Lundeg?d works in traditional forms such as sonata form, canons and fugues. Not unlike the American composer, Charles Ives who pursued careers in American music history as a businessman by day and composer by night, Anders devotes his musical endeavors in tandem with a career as a Financial Advisor.

FOR MORE information, visit: www.anderslundegard.com.

Pianist Mar? Jos?Parker

Pianist Mar? Jos?Parker will perform together with saxophonist Anders Lundeg?d at a concert at the Lyceum in Oldtown Alexandria, Va., on Saturday, May 1.

PIANIST Mar? Jos?Parker has established a versatile career that encompasses critically acclaimed solo, chamber and orchestral appearances. She has performed widely in the United States, Spain, Germany, Austria, Romania and Thailand.

DR. PARKER RECENTLY was the soloist at a performance of Mozart’s Concerto No. 21 with the Delaware County Symphony and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Wilmington Community Orchestra. In great demand as a collaborative artist, Parker has toured with Thai violinist Sittichai Pengcharoen, cellist Ovidiu Marinescu, and baritone Randall Scarlata. She has also performed together with American pianist Christopher Bradshaw as a duo in Philadephia’s Kimmel Center and Ethical Society and New York’s Steinway Hall, and they won the second prize in the 1997 international competition Ciudad San Sebasti?.

AN AVID RESEARCHER, writer and advocate of contemporary music, Dr. Parker has studied and performed the music of Spanish women composers Mar? Luisa Ozaita and Merce Torrents, and premiered the works of Elena Romero in national broadcasts from Madrid.

CURRENTLY AN Associate professor of Music at Neumann University, Parker received her DMA and MM in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory under the direction of Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff, and has taught at West Chester University, Immaculata University, and Westminster Choir College in Princeton. For more information: 484-459-3375 or mariajoseparker@hotmail.com.



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