Oshawa musician performs in Italy
Dr. Ted Brankston, of Oshawa will perform at the 10th World Saxophone Congress being held Sept. 3-7 in Pesaro, Italy.
The congress is an international symposium for convert saxophonists and will feature several concerts, masterclasses and premieres of new compositions for saxophone. This year's congress will be attended by classical saxophonists from 18 countries.
Dr. Ted Brankston will premiere The Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano recently completed by the well-known Toronto composer, Srul Irving Glick. This commission was made possible with a grant made by Mrs. Bep Van Wees of Hampton, a local arts patron.
Also appearing at the Congress will be Canada's finest concert saxophonist, Paul Brodie, who is the founder of the First World Saxophone Congress, which was held in Chicago in 1969. Dr. Brankston has completed nine years of study with Brodie. They will both be accompanied at the piano by Robert Kortgaard of Toronto...
After returning from Italy, Dr. Brankston will perform The Glick Sonata at a November fund raising concert in Oshawa.
To purchase Ted's debut CD
Want To Live" click HERE
"...one of the best classical saxophone
recordings I've ever heard!"
David Gibson, Editor
Saxophone Journal 2004