Wildy Zumwalt and Carina Rascher
|Dr. Wildy Zumwalt||Professor of Saxophone, State University of New York at Fredonia|
|Carina Rascher||Founding member and former soprano saxophonist with the Rascher Saxophone Quartet|
Wildy Zumwalt is an active performer, teacher and scholar of the saxophone. Recent engagements have included concerts and masterclasses at the Utrecht Conservatorium, the Hartt School of Music, the Darmstadt Akademie für Tonkunst, and the 7th International Saxophone Festival in Szczecin, Poland. In 2009, Zumwalt was a featured soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, performing the Concerto by Lars-Erik Larsson. He plays regularly with the Chautauqua Symphony, and has appeared with the Knoxville Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Western New York Chamber Orchestra, and Naples Philharmonic among others. Zumwalt is currently Professor of Saxophone at the State University of New York in Fredonia, and is a member of the duo Klang par2.
Carina Rascher, born in Cambridge, New York in 1945, started studying saxophone with her father Sigurd Rascher at the age of five and she gave her first concert the following year. In 1952, she began playing a series of duo concerts with her father for which many new works were composed. Her early career included performances in New York's Town Hall and in Carnegie Hall, as well as concerts in Stockholm, Prague and other European cities. Additionally, she was a featured soloist with both the Munich Philharmonic and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras. As a member of the acclaimed Rascher Saxophone Quartet, she performed in major venues around the world for 33 years until her retirement in 2002. She was also a founding member of the Rascher Saxophone Orchestra. Carina Rascher continues to teach masterclasses and edit works for the saxophone.
Sigurd M. Rascher : A Retrospective of his Life and Career
Utilzing source materials from the Sigurd M. Rascher Archive held in Reed Library at SUNY Fredonia, we will offer a powerpoint presentation on the life and career of Sigurd Rascher. Recordings, photos, manuscripts, and personal accounts by his daughter will assist in telling the fascinating story of one of the early pioneers of our instrument.