Gallery Concert: Celebrating the Saxophone

Dr. Paul Cohen, saxophone

In celebration of the two-hundredth birthday of Adolphe Sax, the Department of Musical Instruments presents a concert of works for saxophone and organ. Dr. Paul Cohen will play rare and unusual saxophones from his extensive private collection in a program celebrating Sax's Belgian heritage as well as his adopted country of France. Also included are works by American composers that highlight the significance of the United States in establishing worldwide acceptance of the saxophone as a concert instrument. Renée Louprette will accompany and will also perform solo organ works on the Met's 1830 Appleton pipe organ

A brief tour of The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments immediately follows the concert.

Above: Dr. Paul Cohen. Photograph courtesy of the artists

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