Scott Sandberg, UND assistant professor of music, will release his CD and perform in recital at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Hughes Fine Arts Center on campus.
Sandberg, a Grand Forks native who teaches clarinet and saxophone, will present the faculty recital accompanied by Nariaki Sugiura, piano, in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall.
The event, free and open to the public, serves as the official release of his first CD, “Duality: Music for Tenor Saxophone and Piano.” The CD was recorded at Minnesota Public Radio’s Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Recording Studio, with Sugiura and Keith Teepen on piano.
It features tenor saxophone works that have not yet been released on CD, according to Sandberg, adding that Albany Records released the recording Feb. 1.
The CD’s title track, “Duality,” by Catherine McMichael, was commissioned by Sandberg and premiered at the World Saxophone Congress in July 2018 at Zagreb, Croatia, Sandberg said. The CD also features works by Ronald Caravan, Caesar Giovannini, Paul Harvey, Guy Lacour and John C. Worley.
“I’m excited for the release of this project,” Sandberg said. “It has been something that I have been thinking of for years, and I am very happy with how it turned out.”
Saturday’s recital will not include pieces from the CD, but will feature “an entirely different program, including a new piece by East Grand Forks native Dr. Seth Custer,” he said. “There is so much great music that I want to learn and perform, so this recital (features) all pieces that are new to me.”