David Pope, saxophone

Wednesday, September 11 @ 8 pm


David Pope will present a program of concert music for alto saxophone, which will include an adaptation of Bach's fifth cello suite, Tango-Etudes by Astor Piazzolla, and contemporary music by Christian Lauba. Pope will be joined by JMU faculty pianist Lori Piitz.

Professor of Saxophone, David Pope is an active classical and jazz saxophonist and is an accomplished composer and author. Since 1995, he has authored a regular column in Saxophone Journal. He has presented at major conferences and given master classes at top institutions like the Eastman School of Music, University of Southampton (UK) and the University of Northern Colorado. He has been featured at the New England Saxophone Symposium. In 2011, he was featured on two recordings: Ted Wiprud’s Fire In Heaven and Earth and Matt Smiley’s Quartet Art. He is an authority on multiphonic technique and has publications with Hal Leonard and Dorn.

Pope trained at the University of Massachusetts, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Miami. He plays R. S. Berkeley “Virtuoso” saxophones and endorses Applied Microphone Technology. His students teach and perform throughout the United States and in Europe.



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