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Visiting saxophonist to play, offer class.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Two guest artist recitals and a brass ensemble concert are scheduled this week at the University of Oregon School of Music, 961 E. 18th Ave.

Saxophone

Rhett Bender will play 20th century music for saxophone at 8 p.m. Monday at Central Lutheran Church, at 18th Avenue and Potter Street. Admission is free.

UO SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Bender, an associate professor at Southern Oregon University, will play "San Antonio" by John Harbison, "Diastems II" by Todd Barton, Sonata for Saxophone and Piano by William Albright, Elegie by Jindrich Feld and "New Wave" by Gregory Yasinitsky. Bender's accompanist, pianist Alexander Tutunov, will play Rodion Shchedrin's Basso Ostinato as a solo piano piece.

Bender also will conduct a free master class for saxophonists at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 111 of the music building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Bender's performances have been broadcast live over KING-FM in Seattle, Peach State Public Radio, Iowa Public Radio and Jefferson Public Radio. His performances of works by Todd Barton may be found on AUR's "America's Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax."

Tutunov, an associate professor and director of keyboards at Southern Oregon University, is a native of Belarus who holds diplomas in concert performance from the Minsk Musical College, University of North Texas and the Belarussian National Academy of Music. He earned the highest post-graduate degree in concert performance from the Belarussian State Conservatory in Minsk.

Brass ensembles

Three UO brass ensembles will perform in a program beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Beall Concert Hall, 961 E. 18th Ave. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 general admission, $3 for students and senior citizens.

The UO Brass Ensemble will play Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man," Benjamin Britten's Russian Funeral Music, John Cheetham's Commemorative Fanfare, Alfred Reed's Symphony for Brass and Percussion and a theme by Leonard Bernstein from the movie "On the Waterfront." Conductors include trumpet professor Stephen Dunn, guest artist Bruce Briney and graduate teaching fellow Steve Schifferdecker.

The UO Trombone Ensemble, directed by Jeffrey Williams, will play Psalm XIX by Benedetto Marcello, Drinking Song (from ``The Damnation of Faust'') by Hector Berlioz, "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place" (from the Brahms Requiem), Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2 by Giovanni Gabrieli and "First Shout" by Brian Lynn.

The UO Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, directed by Michael Grose, will play three Renaissance madrigals, music by J.S. Bach, John Williams' march from the movie ``1941'' and the "Liberty Bell March" by John Philip Sousa.

Trumpet

Bruce Briney will play Russian music for trumpet at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Beall Hall. Tickets, available at the door, are $7 general admission, $4 for students and senior citizens.

The program includes Concertpiece No. 2 by Vassily Brandt, Concerto in E-flat Major by Johann Hummel, Prelude in G-sharp Minor and Prelude in D Major by Sergey Rachmaninov, Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra by Alexandra Pakhmutova and Ballet Scene by Oskar Boehme.

Briney is a professor at Western Illinois University. As music director of the Millar Brass Ensemble at Northwestern University, he recorded and released five compact discs on the Crystal, Koss, Premiere and RMC record labels. His accompanist is pianist Tammie Walker, assistant professor of music at Western Illinois.

For more information, or a complete calendar of events, call the music school weekdays at 346-5678. To confirm concert times and ticket information, call GuardLine from a touch-tone phone at any time; call 485-2000 and select category 2533 for a recorded message about the week's events.
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