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An evening of good music featuring the saxophone like you've NEVER heard it before!

By Classical Saxophone Project

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Thursday, March 30 · 6:30 - 9:30pm EDT


The Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc. 15 E 65th St New York, NY 10065

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Classical Saxophonist and international recording and performing artist Javier Oviedo will perform with the CSP Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Jean-Pierre Schmitt at the beautiful Kosciuszko Foundation on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

The program features original music and adaptations for the saxophone by composers of bygone years and of today.

Bring in the spring with good friends and good music!

Each year Javier Oviedo presents opportunities for young performers to perform with the orchestra. This year he is proud to present student saxophonists Jacob Laham and Ryan McNulty.


6:30 - Welcome drink

7:15 - Concert begins

8:30 - Champagne and photos with the artists

CSP’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

CSP wishes to thank the Arts & Letters Foundation and individual contributors for their continued support.

About the organizer

One of the brightest soloists of the classical saxophone world, Javier Oviedo is acclaimed for his lustrous tone, passionate musicianship, and formidable technique. The Classical Saxophone Project (CSP) (classicalsaxproject.org) is his non-profit group that works tirelessly to present the saxophone as a unique, versatile, exciting classical instrument. His continuing research has helped introduce the rich tradition of musical composition for the entire saxophone family. Along with these older works, he has commissioned and premiered a dozen new pieces, both in the United States and abroad.

The Classical Saxophone: A French Love Story was his premiere recording, with the Orchestre Pasdeloup under the direction of Jean-Pierre Schmitt. It featured original music for saxophone and orchestra from the 19th and 20th Centuries. In 2014 Oviedo released two new recordings. And So It Begins…, which features chamber music by New York composer Debra Kaye, highlighted his playing on two tracks. Lazy Afternoon: Salon Music for Classical Saxophone of Byron Bellows, recorded with St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble and le by Maestro Jean-Pierre Schmitt, consisted of material written especially for him. All these recordings are available on Amazon, iTunes, and via Pandora Internet Radio.

Mr. Oviedo has performed to great praise in many cities across the country and around the world, from China to Latin America to many cities in Eastern and Western Europe, including Paris, Barcelona, the Republic of Moldova, and the Russian Federation. He has appeared with the New Jersey Symphony, the Austin Symphony, the Chattanooga Symphony, L’Orchestre Lamoureux, L’Orchestre à cordes d’Ariège in France, and both National Philharmonics of Moldova and Russia in Oryol.

An accomplished soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Oviedo has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious stages, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Salle Cortot, and The United Nations. He was an original member of the Elision Saxophone Quartet in his native Texas. He was also a founding member of The F.R.E.D. Chamber Players, which explored new or under-performed chamber music, theater pieces, plays, and art from centuries old and new. Mr. Oviedo enjoys collaborations with artists of other disciplines in stage works and mixed-media programs, exploring performance opportunities beyond traditional concerts.