Southeastern welcomes famed saxophonist for recital

Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: February 14, 2013


     HAMMOND – Connie Frigo, classical saxophonist and a member of the University of Georgia faculty, will perform a recital on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Southeastern Louisiana University. The free performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Recital Hall.

     Performing with Frigo on piano will be Southeastern Associate Professor of Piano Henry Jones.

     Originally from New York, Frigo attended the University of South Carolina-Columbia. She played six years with the premiere U.S. Navy Band, three of which as the youngest member. As a Fulbright Scholar to the Netherlands, Frigo studied performance at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Dutch saxophonist Amo Bomkamp. She was the baritone saxophonist with the New Century Saxophone Quartet for seven years, traveling and performing in more than 30 states.

     Frigo also founded the Road of Creativity, an ensemble of 10 musicians, to bring music into the business world. She has served on the faculty of a number of universities including the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and the University of Maryland. She is currently an assistant professor of saxophone at the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

     Before her recital, Frigo will offer three master classes at Southeastern. The first class is on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m., room 103 in Pottle Music Building. A second class on Tuesday, Feb. 19, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Auditorium. Frigo will host a third class on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m., also in room 103 of Pottle Music Building.

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



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