Student Composition To Be Performed At First Night

December 30th, 2014 in Event/News with NO COMMENTS

Music Center students, Tal Rimoni and Sam Sano, will have their compositions played by the Boston Saxophone Quartet during Boston’s First Night on New Year’s Eve.

Pictured (left to right): BSQ Noteworthy Scholars:
Lois Roach (Program Director), Sam Sano, Dan Whitelock, and Tal Rimoni 

On New Year’s Eve, The Boston Saxophone Quartet (BSQ) will perform works created and/or arranged by music students from Boston.  Students submitted their pieces and the Quartet has chosen three works to be performed.  Music Center students, Tal Rimoni and Sam Sano, are two of the student composers to have their works performed on New Year’s Eve.

Tal is a violin student at the Music Center and has been a member of the Intensive Study Program (ISP) for the past three years. He has studied violin with Michael Korn and currently studies with Karl Orvik (violin) and participates in ISP under the guidance of Ann Miklich and Eva Kendrick.  Tal is co-concertmaster of the Music Center’s Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Fresca String quartet (ISP student quartet).  He has been a finalist in the Lapin Competition.  Tal was working on a composition for the Young Composers Festival this year, which is for Wind Quintet, and because his piece was already finished, his teacher, Eva Kendrick, suggested he re-arrange it for a saxophone quartet.

“Tal is a very good music theory student and has composed some fine pieces. In his first year of ISP, he received an ISP Award for Excellence in Theory & Composition.” – Eva Kendrick

Sam has been a student at the Music Center since 2010.  He studies the trombone with Mike Tybursky at Boston Latin School, one of the Music Center’s satellite locations.  He is in a number of ensembles and bands both within and outside of the Music Center.  He is an active member of the Jazz Ensemble with Chuck Gabriel and has also been a counselor in SummerARTS.  Sam is the Music Center’s only bass trombone student.  Music Center staff describe Sam as a positive and multi-faceted student with a great energy and attitude for music and education.

The BSQ was the guest performer at the Young Composers Festival in 2012, and Music Center students have submitted pieces for performance for their competition in the past. Previous students who were selected to participate include Jennifer Riche, Kelvin Guo, Robert Carney and Kyle Kumasaka.

The Boston Saxophone Quartet will perform each of the students’ works at Boston’s First Night 2015 Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in two performances at 7:30 – 8:15pm and 8:45-9:30pm in room 320 in the Hynes Convention Center.

Congratulations, Tal and Sam!

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