Upcoming Events 

Ensemble Concert

Foot in the Door 
New Music Ensemble 

Stephen Gryc's Fantasy Variations

September 22, 2021, 7:30pm
The Hartt School
Lincoln Theatre 
In-person and streaming

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Hartt faculty emeritus composer Stephen Gryc's Fantasy Variations on a theme of Béla Bartók is scored for soprano saxophone solo and string quartet. Inspired by his own Slavic ancestry, Gryc's variations go beyond the historically formulaic genre with wide musical and expressive contrasts. Catch the Gryc and the entire concert on the Hartt Livestream! Glen Adsit and Edward Cumming, conductors. 

Ensemble Concert

Hartt Wind Ensemble 
Chen Yi Dragon Rhyme
Stephen Gryc Masquerade Variations

September 24, 2021, 7:30pm
The Hartt School
Lincoln Theatre 
In-person and streaming

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Catch the entire concert including the Hartt Symphonic Band on the Hartt Livestream! Glen Adsit and James Jackson, conductors. 

Recital

Derek's DMA
Solo Recital #2

November 19, 2021, 5pm
The Hartt School
Berkman Recital Hall 
In-person and streaming

Join pianist Elisabeth Tomczyk and me for an evening of contemporary saxophone works in my second and final solo recital for my Doctorate of Musical Arts degree. Works by Gryc, Leroux, Sekhon, Jordan and Dahl. 

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Lecture Recital

Derek's DMA
Lecture Recital

Spring 2022 (TBA)
The Hartt School
Berkman Recital Hall 
In-person and streaming

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More information coming soon!

Past Events

Community Concert

Hartford "Street
Serenades" Busking 

with Brandon Nowakowski, saxophone

September 17, 2021, 5-6pm
Corner of Asylum and Union
Downtown Hartford, CT

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Catch Brandon Nowakowski (MM, Hartt Saxophones 2020) and me busking a mix of classical, jazz, and rock duos and solo works as part of the city of Hartford's "Street Serenades" community placemaking initiative. In-person only!