Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Saxophonist Otis Murphy is Black History Month Soloist at Flint Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 21

[Fantasy; Otis Murphy, Saxophone; Haruko Murphy, Piano]

Sat. Feb. 21, 8:00 pm at The Whiting
Works of Wagner, Ibert & Berlioz
Each February, the Flint Symphony Orchestra features an African American soloist in celebration of Black History Month. This year, FSO conductor Enrique Diemecke and the orchestra welcome OTIS MURPHY, among the world’s best classical saxophonists. Otis Murphy is in demand as a solo recitalist, orchestral soloist, and clinician throughout the world. He is an international competition prizewinner, a successful recording artist, and a consultant in the research and development of saxophones.”

“He has appeared on numerous recordings, and his latest solo compact disc, Fantasy, has received critical acclaim. Otis Murphy is assistant professor of music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and a member of the artist/faculty of the Hamamatsu International Wind and Percussion Academy in Japan. He holds a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University. He also earned the Prix de Perfectionnement at the Conservatoire National Régional de Musique in France, a Master of Music from Indiana University, graduating with the Performer’s Certificate, the highest honor given to a performer at this institution.” [Otis Murphy's website has a link for ordering his critically acclaimed CD, Fantasy]

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