Cost: Free, no ticket required
Music for Saxophone and Flute, featuring Michael and Erin Torres
Tower Duo is a flute and saxophone ensemble that is dedicated to sharing the importance of the arts through chamber music with communities throughout the United States. The ensemble specializes in creating engaging musical experiences with a particular interest in performing and premiering contemporary works by emerging composers to expand the repertoire of this unique instrumentation. Since its inception, Tower Duo has premiered 16 new works.
Tower Duo, whose members are flutist, Erin Helgeson Torres and saxophonist, Michael Rene Torres, gave its inaugural performance during the 2010 season of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina where both Michael and Erin served as Assistant Deans of Student Life from 2010-2015. Erin is Professor of Flute at Ohio Northern University, Second Flute with the Evansville Philharmonic, and Principal Flute of the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra. Michael is Lecturer of Saxophone at Ohio State University, Instructor of Saxophone and Composition at Muskingum University, and Executive Director of the Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble.
Recent engagements have included performances at the 2015 Ohio State University Contemporary Music Festival, 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at the University of Illinois, 2014 Festival of the Kentucky Flute Society at Western Kentucky University, the 2013 National Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. at Ohio State University, 2013 Region V Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance at Bowling Green State University, 35th International U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University, the Columbus Museum of Art, the 2011 Wright State University Saxophone Festival, the Southern Theater in Columbus, Ohio, the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival and Institute, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the University of West Georgia, Kent State University, Marywood University, Ohio Northern University, and Muskingum University.
Location:Rehearsal Hall: Auditorium