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Saxophone, Piano Performance Oct. 26 at UW

October 25, 2022
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Russell Hirshfield and Dan Goble will present a piano/saxophone concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall at UW. The concert is free and open to the public. (Russell Hirshfield/Dan Goble Photo)

The University of Wyoming Department of Music will present a special guest saxophone and piano performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dan Goble, alto and soprano saxophones, and Russell Hirshfield, piano, will feature works for saxophone and piano by composers John Adams, James David, Philip Glass, Jennifer Higdon and Joan Tower.

Goble, a Wyoming native and distinguished alumnus of Casper College, currently serves as the director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University. Goble has performed with the New York Philharmonic for more than 18 years, where he was featured as the saxophone soloist on works such as Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”; Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”; and Ravel’s “Bolero.”

He also has performed with the New York City Ballet, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the New York Saxophone Quartet and the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet.

Hirshfield, a professor of music at Western Connecticut State University, has received critical acclaim for his original and powerful interpretive insights across a wide repertoire. He has performed in recitals regularly throughout the world, giving concerts across the U.S., Brazil, China, Belgium, England, Serbia, Costa Rica and South Africa. He recently performed at the Sheldonian Theatre and Holywell Music Room in Oxford, and the Royal Flemish Academy in Brussels.

Goble and Hirshfield have collaborated for nearly 20 years, performing the music of contemporary composers throughout the U.S. and through several recordings, including the album “Mad Dances: American Music for Saxophone and Piano” and the single release of Piet Swerts’ “Hat City Sonata.”

For more information, call Kathy Kirkaldie, UW Fine Arts coordinator, at (307) 766-2160 or email

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