Ouachita Baptist University will host guest artist Dr. Andy Wen on saxophone in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Ouachita’s campus Monday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Wen, assistant professor of music at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will present a variety of pieces for the saxophone by composers including Tomasi and Jacob Ter Veldhuis.
“Dr. Wen has traveled and performed all over the world,” said Dr. Caroline Taylor, professor of music at Ouachita. “This concert will provide an amazing opportunity for Ouachita students to hear a world-class musician.”
Wen is a Selmer clinician and former treasurer of the North American Saxophone Alliance (1997-2001). He has been included three times in Who’s Who Among American Teachers and has been the featured guest artist in Saxophone Journal (2005).
Wen presented the first saxophone recital in the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, and master classes at the Taiwan Cultural and Taiwan Normal Universities. He has presented solo recitals at World Saxophone Congresses in Japan, Spain and Canada and was one of only 12 Americans chosen to present a lecture and recital at the Etats Generaux Mondiaux du Saxophone held in France in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the invention of the saxophone. Wen has also performed solo recitals and presented master classes across the U.S.
The recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Caroline Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5139.
By Rebecca Stone