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FSU Student Alexander McNemar Will Perform Senior Saxophone Recital

Frostburg State University’s Department of Music will present student Alexander McNemar in his senior saxophone recital on Friday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. He will be accompanied by pianist Dr. Joseph Yungen, with guest artist Dr. Brent Weber on saxophone. The concert is free and open to the public. This event will also be livestreamed; click the “Join Stream” button on this page a few minutes before the recital is scheduled to begin, or any time during the recital, to view the live performance.

McNemar will perform “Clarinet Sonata in E-flat Major, Op.167” (1921), one of Camille Saint-Saëns’ last works, arranged by Larry Teal; “Concertino da Camera for Alto Saxophone and Small Orchestra” (1934) by Jacques Ibert; “Caprice en forme de valse” (1950) by Paul Bonneau, a technically demanding major work for saxophone; and “Saxsounds III (Diminishing Returns)” for two saxophones and electronic delay by Steven Galante.

At FSU, McNemar studies under Weber. He is a student member of the American Chemical Society and Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society. He is also a paramedic with the Short Gap Volunteer Fire Company, Valley Medical Transport and Cresaptown Volunteer Fire Department. McNemar has been on the Dean’s List at FSU. He anticipates graduating in May 2024 with a bachelor’s in chemistry and music – saxophone performance. McNemar attended Mountain Ridge High School in Frostburg. He is the son of Kim McNemar of Rawlings, Md.

For more information, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-4109.

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