Chatter is excited to have Patrick Posey visiting from New York and performing at both the morning Sunday Chatter as well as the afternoon Chatter Cabaret this week. Hailed by the New York Times as “brilliantly stylish,” Patrick Posey is a versatile saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist who has performed as a soloist, recitalist, and orchestral musician in the US and across the world. Recent appearances at Carnegie Hall have included concerts with composers John Adams, Thomas Ades, and Peter Eotvos leading performances of their own works. Formerly a member of the performance faculties of the University of New Mexico and University of Windsor, Patrick Posey is now Director of Orchestral Activities and Planning at The Juilliard School.
Chatter Cabaret (formerly Club Beethoven) is an afternoon event with music beginning at 5:00 p.m. once a month. It is held at “Casablanca” in the Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second Street NW, downtown Albuquerque. Admission is $20, with food and drinks available separately. Information can be found at www.chattercabaret.org.
Patrick Posey will perform Edvard Moritz's Quintet for alto saxophone and string quartet, which was written in 1940 and never published. Posey says, “To my knowledge it was only ever performed by Cecil Leeson (American saxophonist the piece was written for), and I've had to track down its sheet music to his archive at the Museum of Musical Instruments in Vermillion, South Dakota.”
Also on the program is one of the most important works in the saxophone repertoire, Darius Milhaud's Creation du Monde (1923), a ballet suite originally written for chamber orchestra following Milhaud's visit to the U.S. where he heard American jazz. The ensemble will play the chamber version of the piece.