Guest saxophonist scheduled at Southeastern October 23

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: October 16, 2012

      HAMMOND – Guest artist Theodore Kerkezos, director of the Saxophone Orchestra of Piraeus Prefecture, will host a master class and perform a recital at Southeastern Louisiana University on Tuesday, October 23.

     Scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Auditorium as part of Fanfare, Southeastern's month-long celebration of the arts, the free recital will feature a variety of pieces by composers such as George Gershwin, Louciano Berio, and Errikos Vaios. Kerkezos will perform Vaios' piece "Flew the Flame," which will be a United States premiere.

     The master class is at 2 p.m. in Pottle Music Building, room 103, and is free and open to the public.

     "Theodore Kerkezos is one of the most dynamic and innovative saxophonists in the world," said Kenneth Boulton, Fine and Performing Arts Department head. "Southeastern is indeed fortunate to have him as part of our growing program of guest performing artist series."

     Kerkezos graduated with honors from the class of B. Farantatos at the Athens Conservatory and continued his musical training in Bordeaux, France, with the famous saxophonist Jean-Marie Londeix. He later studied in Paris with Daniel Deffayet, the saxophone professor at the conservatory there.

     He has performed all existing classical repertoire for saxophone and orchestra, appearing with major orchestras throughout Europe, including the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia of London, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Tchaikovsky Symphony of Moscow Radio, the Athens State Orchestra and many more.

     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.

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