This new program of works for soprano saxophone will feature the voices of Latinx artists, their stories, their art and the stories of artists who inspire them. The program includes four pieces written specifically for saxophonist Michael Hernandez, including two world premieres.
“In storytelling, the listener imagines the story [and] creates the vivid, multi-sensory images, actions, characters, and events—the reality—of the story in his or her mind, based on the performance by the teller and on the listener’s own past experiences…The completed story happens in the mind of the listener, a unique and personalized individual. The listener becomes, therefore, a co-creator of the story as experienced.”
Michael Hernandez has been described as one of the finest soprano saxophone artists of the present generation. He has been heard in concert halls throughout Germany, Switzerland, Poland, France, Holland, Austria, Italy, the UK, Canada, and the United States. Recently He has been featured on WPRB’s Classical Discoveries- Viva 21st Century, WCNY Classic FM’s Fresh Ink, and has been broadcasted multiple times nationwide on NPR’s Performance Today.
Guest Artist Masterclass (Schoenberg Music Building 1344): 3-4:30
Guest Artist Recital in Lani: 8-9:30pm
This event is made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2022 - 23 Dobrow Series.