Bleuel Duo to Perform Free Saxophone/Piano Concert at College
The husband and wife duo of John and Linda Li-Bleuel will present a performance of saxophone and piano selections in a free concert Sunday afternoon at Dalton State College.
The recital will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall. Seating is first-come, first-served.
The Bleuels have performed together for 21 years and will play works by Darius Milhaud and acclaimed American Composer John Harbison in addition to variations on The Carnival of Venice and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee, according to Dr. Ellie Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Music Appreciation for the College.
John Bleuel is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of West Georgia where he teaches saxophone, conducting, woodwind methods, aural skills, and conducts the University’s Saxophone Ensemble. A Fulbright grant recipient in fall of 2008, Dr. Bleuel served as Resident Guest Conductor of the Wood Ensemble at the Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan, and held the title of Artist in Residence at National Chengchi University.
As a member of the Bleuel Duo, he has performed on the Bridge New Music Series at Lincoln Center, the 11th, 12th, and 13th World Saxophone Congresses, and venues throughout the eastern United States, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, Ireland, Japan, and Spain.
They have premiered several works for saxophone/piano duo and have recorded for Arizona University Recordings and ACA Digital. He is the baritone saxophonist of the Globe Saxophone Quartet. Bleuel earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance at the University of Georgia, the Master of Music in conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Linda Li-Bleuel is a professor of music at Clemson University. She recently served as a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan where she taught piano and gave recitals at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei. She has served as a visiting professor at Shaanxi Normal University in Xian, China and at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China.
Dr. Li-Bleuel has performed in Spain, Austria, Japan, Ireland, and throughout the United States, and has been a guest recitalist on the North/South Consonance series in New York City, the Music from Almost Yesterday concert series in Milwaukee, and the Bridge New Music Series at Lincoln Center. She has recorded for Arizona University Recordings and ACA Digital.
She was the director of the 2002 and 2005 Clemson University Women’s Art Festivals, and was a National Endowment of the Arts recipient for her work on the 2005 Clemson University Women’s Art Festival. Dr. Li-Bleuel earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia, a Master of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The pair premiered Lewis Nielson’s There is a Gate on the Music from the Almost Yesterday concert series in Milwaukee in March 1999, and was featured in a concert of new music at the 199 National Meeting of the College Music Society, and has presented recitals and master classes at numerous universities. Their recordings of Dan Maske’s Far Corner and Jay Vosk’s Notturno are featured on the Arizona University Recording’s CD series American Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax.
Other upcoming free concerts at Dalton State include Dr. Joe Chapman performing An Evening with Franz Liszt Thursday evening, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Chorus Peregrinus on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m., and the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir, Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. All concerts will be in the Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall at Dalton State. They are sponsored by Dalton State’s Office of Student Life and Department of Humanities.Anyone with questions about Dalton State’s guest artist recitals is welcome to contact Dr. Ellie Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-272-2528.