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Wolfe reflects on career before final Ball State recital

Wolfe reflects on career before final Ball State recital

Today marks the end of a long chapter in the life of George Wolfe.

Every year Wolfe brings a few of his students from Ball State University, where he teaches saxophone, to Chautauqua Institution for a recital. This will be his 13th and final year giving that recital.

“The joy of working with students is something I treasure,” Wolfe said, “and that’s something that I’m going to really miss when I retire.”

Wolfe recital blends classical and jazz

Wolfe recital blends classical and jazz

Saxophonist George Wolfe and company will play their brass off in “The Angelic Soprano Saxophone,” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ. This is the 13th year Ball State saxophonists will perform at Chautauqua.

“We’re presenting a new aspect of the saxophone from a classical point of view,” said Wolfe, a Ball State professor who will be accompanied by some of his students.

The program opens with the late Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla’s “Tango Etude No. 3.” It also includes “Canonic Sonata No. 4” and “Sonate,” by Georg Philipp Telemann, and David Stern’s “Lyrical Concerto for Soprano saxophone and Chamber Orchestra,” which was written for and dedicated to Wolfe. All those pieces will be interpreted by the Ball State saxophonists, led by Wolfe.