SPOTLIGHT SERIES

STEVEN BANKS AND XAK BJERKEN

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Artists

Steven Banks

saxophone

program

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano

Paul Creston

Sonata in F minor, Opus 120, no.1 (arranged for saxophone)

Johannes Brahms

Come As You Are

Steven Banks

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Wed, Jun 1, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Event Description

Classical saxophonist Steven Banks joins pianist Xak Bjerken in a program featuring Paul Creston’s strikingly dynamic Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, followed by Johannes Brahms' late-in-life Sonata in F minor, originally written for clarinet and heard here in an arrangement for saxophone. The program concludes with Banks’ own Come As You Are, a lyrical, deeply personal work inspired by traditional spirituals.

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