PULLMAN, Wash. — Saxophonist Joseph Wytko will perform in concert Nov. 4 on the Washington State University campus.
The 8 p.m. program is set for Bryan Hall Auditorium and is open to the public without charge.
Wytko, a member of the Arizona State University music faculty, will perform several unaccompanied works and transcriptions of Romantic pieces by Schubert, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky. He will also perform with WSU saxophone professor and composer Gregory Yasinitsky. The duo will be heard in Yasinitsky’s “Three Canonic Duets.”
Wytko is recognized as one of the country’s finest classical saxophonists, Yasinitsky said. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the International Research and Exchanges Board to perform world-wide. Wytko has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Pittsburg and Phoenix symphonies. He has recorded CDs for the Brewster, Orion, Time Grabber Digital and ACA Digital labels.
Wytko received a Bachelor of Music degree from West Virginia University and holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University.