PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University music professor Chris Beaty with special guests David Dees and Gabriel Sanchez will perform a selection of music on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. The presentation is free and open to the public.
The pieces to be performed are “Borne by constellations of green birds,” written in 2006 by David Heuser, and “Variations on a Theme by Corelli, Op.,” by Sergei Rachmaninoff, with Gabriel Sanchez accompanying on the piano
The saxophone is Beaty’s instrument of choice and he has been a part of the ENMU faculty since 2000. He teaches many music courses and is a part of the Highwinds Jazztet and started the Faculty Jazz Players at ENMU. Beaty is also involved with the North American Saxophone Alliance and the International Association of Jazz Educators.
Sanchez is a collaborative pianist and teacher living in Dallas, Texas, and has received awards and recognitions for his talents in the Casablanca International Piano Competition and other international competitions.
Dees is an associate professor of saxophone in the school of music at Texas Tech University and has performed internationally in Montreal and Slovenia. Dees has been nationally recognized as a top prize winner in many performance competitions in the region.
For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575.562.2377.