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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 13, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Sax Sinfonia David Bilger goes on record with oneofakind act By MARY CAMPBELL AP Newsfeatures The Saxophone Sinfonia made a recording after giving its very first That June in Alice Tully Lin coln New will be followed by a at South Carolina State The digital LP will be sold in record David who put together and conducts the 18member Saxophone says if a shop doesnt have it can be We recorded most of the Lincoln Center program two days Everybody was still in New York and in good Bilger has been interested in the saxophone since the fourth grade when he saw those gold instruments in the marching and in classical saxophone music since he first heard some in high He is one of those musicians who hasnt become famous but who perseveres at a life in He has taught and played music he didnt particularly like to make With hard work and a he has kept going and seen his He and his pianist have been the Bilger Duo since they were married in But in January 1981 he developed Bells the paralysis of a facial nerve now healed and couldnt So he set about organizing the Saxophone He thinks its the only group of its Bilger I spent a year getting music and asking some composers to write I had conducted 10 saxophonists in 1979 in Chicago for a world saxophone I added eight Ive been going to all the major saxophone events and you get to know the I picked people I considered best suited for this Putting the Saxophone Sinfonia together wasnt a hardship for Hed been interested in doing something like that even before the He always liked conducting and had had to decide at Ithaca College whether to aim his career toward a conductors baton or a solo he I just love I played in the Aeolian Saxophone Quartet and still play in it from time to Members of that as well as a saxophone trio based in are in the Saxophone Ive wanted to show people you can take a group of put them together and have every bit as good quality playing as with a string Bilger One major factor is that every member plays with an openchamber type of It designed in 1841 by Adolphe when he invented the It produces a rich sound and a very good orchestral We have the the piccolo of baritone and There is also a contrabass which we dont We can get a sound like a fully played organ or we can sound very light and We have about half and music written for saxophone ensembles and If a transcribed piece cant be played within the range of our group well pick another We dont even change Several of Vivaldis string pieces and some for two flutes with string ac companiment work well for Bach is and a lot of Most members of the Saxophone Sinfonia Well before the June Bilger sent them the They arrived in New York a week before the concert and rehearsed eight hours a Id like to set up a couple of tours a Bilger If it caught on real I could afford to pay them a salary like members of an or Wed all have time for solo Thats my big It sounds pretty crazy but some people think it could be Dorinne a native of Penn started piano lessons at 5 and violin at She soon became interested in accompanying rather than At Ithaca she accompanied all the students but who had his own They dated before their musical The Bilger Duo has made two recordings and is soon to release a Bilger It looks like were just after all this breaking into the major artists Its hard to Booking agents know if its a big thats money in the so why take One problem has been that some concerts by unknowns havent had great music and havent been played So people dont go And some people are afraid that a saxophonepiano duo concert will bore them or assault them with loud But the booking agents who have put us on their series find that we go When theyre soon to perform in a Bilger sends tapes to the local radio In New he sent around tapes of the Saxophone Listening the next he heard the Grieg Holberg Suite and Bachs Morning Star Chorale being played at the same I recorded them on twokhannel tape and they were playing a mono he Right now I still teach part time at Lebanon Valley College in and I still have some private But Ive dropped students from our studio at This fall I only have a half all advanced or and Im just at the college one day a The Bilgers live at 1200 Bedford a suburb of From 1970 to 1976 i sang and played tenor saxophone and and Dor played piano in a fivepiece dance bandWe did it to help earn a I got tired of people not really listening we played too well for Theyd put drinks on the which wasnt and cigarettes on the instrument I thought if people weren t going to wed stay This is the first year were going to sustain ourselves on a very limited amount of plus the duo and NewBraunfets HetaldZeitung October 11A SA to host multimedia test Karan Armstrong as Salome San Antonio will be the site of a major performing arts festival this Festival director Parvan Bakardjiev has scheduled 85 separate events for the first which will take place May 14 through June Traditional offerings will include theater and sacred and chamber There will also be some popular attractions including country and jazz and rock Performances will be given at primarily at downtown locations within walking distance of each Sites include the HemisFair the Majestic the Theatre for the Performing Arts and the Arneson River Bakardjiev is topping the festival bill with a threefold presentation of the biblical story of Salome and John the The Berlin Opera will mount a fully staged production of the Richard Strauss opera starring Karan Armstrong in the title Flemming Flindts Dallas Ballet will give Flindts own interpretation of Oscar Wildes the source for both will also be We must present things which are of the highest artistic of great popular and which will arouse the curiosity of the public and our critics we have such a vehicle with our trio of said The Berlin Opera and Ballet will appear in honor of the 300th an niversary of the arrival of German settlers in the United The festival committee reports that the city of Berlin will underwrite A significant amount of the cost of bringing the troupe to San Bakardjiev hopes coproductions of this type will be the hallmark of future successful The Berlin Ballet will present a full length performance of Giselle featuring Eva Evdokimova and two ballet evenings including Les Sylphides and excerpts from Swan Lake and Three major Texas symphony or chestras Houston and San Antonio will perform in the same series for the first Also par ticipating will be the Ballet Folklorico de the Texas Bach the WalkerFord Gospel Singers and the Oak Ridge Festival soloists will include sopranos Shirley Ann Wilhelminia Fernandez star of the recent movie Diva and Margaret Pent mezzosopranos Frederica von Stade and Florence Quivar tenor Vittorio Terranova baritone Robert Merrill bassbaritone Paul Plishka and bass Justino The Thouvenal Quartet will perform two string programs at the Beethoven and Third Coast New 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