Justin Hubbard, saxophone and Holly Quist, piano Recital

copyright Judith Reynolds 2010


February 16, 2024    
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Event Type

Justin Hubbard, saxophone
Holly Quist, piano

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Recital Information

Tonight’s program will open with the unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) which Justin will perform on the baritone sax. The suite consists of a prelude followed by six Baroque dance movements.

The works on the rest of the program were composed in the 20th and 21st centuries. Billie was composed by Jacob TV (Jacob ter Veldhuis) in 2003 for alto sax, piano and audio. The music is entirely based on the voice of Billie Holiday from various interviews during her career. Billie uses an electronic track as the basis of the performance which will be presented on modern speakers. The composer followed Billie’s cadences and patterns of speech and directly mimics her words in the saxophone. Tableaux de Provence by Paule Maurice is one of her most famous works. Though originally written for saxophone and orchestra, the work is most often performed with sax and piano. She wrote the work to capture the culture and scenery of Provence in southeast France. Each of the five movements captures a different mood and scene. The program will conclude with the Saxophone Concerto by Alexander Glazunov, a student of Rimsky-Korsakov. The concerto, in one movement without pause, was written in 1934 and is a staple of the saxophone repertoire.

Justin Hubbard is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Fort Lewis College where he leads the Symphonic Band and teaches the saxophone and clarinet. He also works as a freelance audio engineer, producer, and woodwind specialist. He started studying the clarinet in the 5th grade and quickly switched to saxophone. He studied music education and sax at Central Michigan University then taught high school band in Reno, Nevada. He later studied wind band conducting and saxophone at the University of Nevada, Reno. In addition to his undergraduate and master’s degrees, Justin earned his Doctorate in Musical Arts in Integrated Conducting from Arizona State University.

Holly Quist was the Music Director at UUFD in the fall semester but has since accepted a full-time teaching position at Fort Lewis College where she teaches piano, music theory and music history. She has performed, collaborated and taught within communities throughout the United States, Ireland and Italy. Holly studied piano and chamber music at the Bay View Summer Music Festival, the Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso and Aqui Terme Italy, and the Dublin International Piano Festival. She received a Bachelor of Music degree at Western Michigan University, and a Master of Music degree at the University of Missouri, both in piano performance. She held a graduate assistantship at the University of Missouri and recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.