Friday, March 6, 2015
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA (map)
Penn State School of Music
University Park, PA 16802
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 5:00pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA
Christopher Creviston (saxophone) and Oren Fader (guitar) present a guest recital. Together since 2005, the duo performs from a library of pieces written specifically for them by a group of notable composers. Creviston also appears regularly with pianist Hannah Creviston and the Capitol Quartet. Fader is a member of the renowned contemporary ensembles Cygnus and Poetica Musica.
Works by Schwartz, Chang, Claman, Djupstrom, Wanamaker and Hause
Hailed as “one of the world’s top saxophone artists…” (Audiophile Audition) with “the personality and fingers of a first rate soloist…” (American Record Guide), “subtle, perceptive phrasing, and flawless control of creviston & fader duovibrato…” (Fanfare Magazine), Yamaha Artist Christopher Creviston has played venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Paisley Park and the Apollo Theater.
As soloist and with the Capitol Quartet, Creviston has been featured with bands and orchestras across the United States, working with conductors André Previn, Neeme Järvi, Randall Craig Fleischer, Jack Everly and Steven Reineke, to name a few. In demand as a recitalist and clinician, he performs regularly with the Capitol Quartet, and in duos with pianist Hannah (Gruber) Creviston, guitarist Oren Fader, and harpist Frances Duffy.
He has appeared in concert with jazz names Wycliffe Gordon, John Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jon Faddis, Bobby Shew, Dennis DiBlasio, Bunky Green, Jim Snidero, Bob Mintzer, Wayne Bergeron, Steve Houghton, Vinny DiMartino, Dave Liebman, Peggy Cone and Marvin Stamm, and has had the pleasure of working with pop performers Crystal Gayle, Maureen McGovern, Billy Porter, Patti Russo, Marty Thomas, Lisa Vroman, David Raleigh, Ben Vereen and Kim Sozzi, as well as playing shows with jokester Bob Hope.
Currently a faculty at Arizona State University, Creviston has held positions at the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam), the Greenwich House of Arts (NYC), the University of Windsor (Canada), and the University of Michigan. His mentors include Donald Sinta, James Forger and Trent Kynaston. Creviston can be heard on recordings released on the Albany, Chandos, Einstein, Equilibrium, White Pine, Daddy-O, Shady Bear, Rocking Chair and Swirling Record labels.
Oren Fader is highly regarded as a performer of classical and electric guitar repertoire, solo and chamber, traditional and contemporary. Reviewing his solo New York City recital, Guitar Review magazine stated: “His scholarship, technique, and intelligent musicianship are plainly evident and the beauty of his tone is consistently compelling.”
Fader has performed in Asia, Europe, and throughout the United States. Concerto performances include the Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the New Jersey Symphony, David Del Puerto’s new concerto, “Zephyr”, with the New Paths in Music Ensemble, and the Vivaldi D Major Concerto, with the Manchester Music Festival.
Fader received his undergraduate degree from State Univery of New York-Purchase and his master's degree from Florida State University. His major teachers include David Starobin and Bruce Holzman. He has been on the guitar and chamber music faculty of the Manhattan School of Music since 1994.