Matthew Patnode, associate professor of music, performed at the 16th World Saxophone Congress at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, July 13. His performance will be broadcast at a later date at www.adolphesax.com.
Patnode performed with a saxophone trio including Lisa Rogers, professor of percussion at Texas Tech University, Lubbock; and Dianna Anderson, lecturer of piano at Minot State University. They premiered a piece written specially for the trio by Christopher Gable, composer at the University of North Dakota. The piece is titled “Penny Lane Variations” and is based on the Beatles’ song, “Penny Lane.” The trio also performed “Diversions” by composer William Penn.
The World Saxophone Congress is held every three years at various locations around the globe. Selection of lecturers and performances are chosen through a juried committee and invitations are extended to professional saxophonists throughout the world. This is Patnode’s third World Saxophone Congress performance – he was selected to perform in Montreal, Canada, in 2000 and Minneapolis in 2003.
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