Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University will host alto saxophonist Joseph Lulloff and pianist Deborah Moriarty at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus.
The pair of Michigan State University professors will teach concurrent master classes with saxophone and piano students at 2 p.m., on the same day. Lulloff will teach saxophone students in Buchanan Hall and Moriarty will teach piano students in the Choir Room in the Music Building.
Their performance will include the selections: “Sonata in A Major” by Cesar Franck, “Distances Within Me” by John Anthony Lennon, “Tre Pezzi” by Giacinto Scelsi, “Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor Op. 66” by Frédéric Chopin, “Intermezzo,” from the opera Goyescas, by Enrique Granados, “Nocturne” by Frédéric Chopin, “Fantasie Piece, Opus 73, no. 3” by Robert Schumann, and “Oodles of Noodles” by Jimmy Dorsey.
Lulloff is currently professor of saxophone at Michigan State University, where he is a recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award and the Teacher Scholar Award. He formerly taught saxophone at the University of Illinois. As winner of the annual Concert Artists Guild International Music Competition, he has presented solo recitals throughout North and South America, Asia, Europe and Russia. He is also a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Lulloff has performed as a member of the wind sections of the Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Grand Rapids and Lansing Symphony Orchestras, among others.
Moriarty is professor of piano and chair of the piano area at the Michigan State University College of Music, where she is a recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award.
She has also served on the piano faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Lowell. Moriarty attended the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, and the New England Conservatory of Music, where she received her master of music degree with honors.
An active recitalist and soloist with orchestras throughout the eastern United States, she has also performed in Belgium, Japan, Colombia, Mexico and the Soviet Union.
The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575-562-2377.