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Saxophone-piano duo plays St. John’s

YOUNGSTOWN — The Dana School of Music presents a recital by guest artists Jeffrey Heisler, saxophone, and I-Chen Yeh, piano.

The program, “No Strings Attached,” will include masterworks from the string repertoire by Rachmaninov, Ravel, Piazzolla and Zwilich.

Heisler is an award-winning saxophonist and pedagogue and is the soprano chair of the Assembly Quartet. He is an associate professor of saxophone at Oakland University of Rochester, Michigan. As a member of the Blue Square Saxophone quartet, Heisler won the first-prize gold medal in the 2005 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Heisler has performed throughout the United States, Asia and Europe and collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and electronic music composer Morton Subotnick.

The Taiwan-born Yeh also is on the faculty at Oakland University and has collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Zwilich and Steven Stucky. She has degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music and Bowling Green State University and has performed at many world-renowned music festivals.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. today at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Admission is free.

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