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Saxophonist Scott Kallestad performs Feb 9 at Appalachian

Scott Kallestad.jpgBOONE—Saxophonist Scott Kallestad will present a faculty recital Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Kallestad is a member of the Hayes School of Music faculty. He will be accompanied by pianist Christina Hayes, and percussionist Rob Falvo, who will play the marimba.

Kallestad will perform Handel’s “Air Varie” arranged by Sigurd Rascher, “Music for Saxophone and Piano” by Leslie Bassett, “Song for Davy – The Old Year Is Past” by David Maslanka from “Song Book for Alto Saxophone and Marimba,” “Rumba” by Maurice C. Whitney, “Mai” by Ryo Noda and “Partita” by Erwin Dressel.

Kallestad is a native of North Dakota. He earned a bachelor of science degree in music education from the University of North Dakota. After directing junior and senior high school bands in Minnesota for several years, Kallestad earned a master of music degree and doctor of music arts degree from the University of North Texas.

An accomplished performer and clinician, Kallestad teaches and performs on all the saxophones. He has presented clinics on a variety of saxophone topics. He has soloed with school concert bands and jazz ensembles and has performed with bands, orchestras, jazz bands, jazz combos, jazz/fusion groups, saxophone quartets and new music ensembles.