Classical saxophonist Adam Briggs will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The program, titled “A Century in Paris,” will feature “Fantasie sur un theme Original,” by Jules Demersseman; “Sonatine,” by Maurice Ravel; “Concert No. 2,” by Marguerite Roesgen-Champion; “Sonata,” by Camille Saint-Saëns; “Scaramouche,” by Darius Milhaud; “Abîme des oiseaux,” by Olivier Messiaen; and “Tableaux de Provence,” by Paule Maurice.
Briggs is an active classical saxophone soloist, chamber musician and jazz artist. In addition to serving as the instructor of saxophone at Hope, Briggs is the music director and co-founder of the Collective Behavior (CoBe) Chamber Music Series. He also has a private studio, teaching middle school- and high school-age students in Lansing and Holland.
Briggs has performed for recital series, showcases, festivals and national conferences throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada, including most recently at the United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, the Crane Saxophone Chamber Music Festival and the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference. He has also given master classes and residencies at Interlochen Arts Camp and the Brevard Music Center, as well as in Maryland, Michigan and Arizona.
He began serious musical studies with Paul Nolen and went on to study with Timothy McAllister, Gary Louie and Joseph Lulloff, with whom he completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance.
Briggs will be assisted by bassoonist Genevieve Beaulieu and pianist Sarah Bast.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.