Courtroom Concert Program Details

October 15, 2015, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

Saxophone Quartet
Dave Franzel, soprano • Kurt Hattenberger, alto
Ben Cold, tenor • CJ Longabaugh, baritone

Presto – Jean Rivier (1896-1987)
Suite Bergamasque – Claude Debussy (1962-1918)
Transcribed for saxophone quartet by Kurt Hattenberger
    Clair de lune
Recitation Book (2004) – David Maslanka (b. 1943)
    Broken Heart: Meditation on the chorale melody Der du bist drei in einigkeit
    Prelude/Chorale: Meditation on the chorale melody Jesu meine Freude
    Ecco, morirò dunque
    Meditation on the Gregorian Chant O Salutaris Hostia
    Fanfare/Variations on the chorale melody Durch Adams Fall

franzelDave Franzel is a versatile saxophonist based in the Minneapolis area. Having completed his Bachelor of Music in Performance, he gigs regularly with a local rockabilly band, subs in various jazz groups, and plays several classical recitals throughout the year. Dave is also an instructor of saxophone/flute/clarinet at Schmitt Music based in Brooklyn Center. His principle teachers include Dr. Eugene Rousseau, Greg Keel, and Kurt Claussen.

hattenbergerKurt Hattenberger
is a second year master’s student at the University of Minnesota, where he studies classical repertoire, with a special interest in new works and chamber music. He studied with Dr. Eugene Rousseau, and will complete his performance degree with Dr. Preston Duncan. He received his undergraduate degree in music education from St. Olaf College, where he studied with Kurt Claussen and Greg Keel. He was a winner of the St. Olaf Orchestra Concerto Competition and received a distinction award for his degree recital. Kurt is an active player in the area, performing with the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble,  local community orchestras, and as a featured soloist with the Plymouth Concert Band.

coldBen Cold, a native of Wisconsin, is finishing his DMA in saxophone performance under Dr. Eugene Rousseau. He actively performs nationally and internationally, and has performed as a soloist in France, Germany, Canada, and Brazil as well as throughout various colleges in the United States. He is a strong supporter of new music, collaborating with composers Christian Lauba, Mark Engebretson, and Libby Larson. He currently is an active performer and educator in Minneapolis. Benjamin Cold is a Conn-Selmer and E-Rousseau brand endorsed performing artist.

longabaughCameron (CJ) Longabaugh is working towards his Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance with a secondary emphasis in Musicology at the University of Minnesota. He received his MM in Performance and his Bachelor of Music Education at the University of Minnesota and Kansas State University respectively. Cameron currently serves on the music staff with the Irondale High School Marching Knights, a consistent Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional finalist. Prior to his graduate studies, Cameron was the Assistant Director of Bands at Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, KS. Cameron’s mentors include Eugene Rousseau, Anna Marie Wytko, Preston Duncan, Craig Kirchhoff, and Frank Tracz.

Concert Info

October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center


Hosted by Schubert Club
Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.

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Seating is limited and first come first served. Doors open at 11:30. Please call if you are attending as a group of 10 or more (651.292.3267).

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