...unfaltering rhythmic precision and razor sharp playing...
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Thomas Giles, alto saxophone *Adapted for saxophone by the performer Taken from Monk's music-theater piece Facing North (1990), "Hocket" is a piece wherein two singers share a single melody relying entirely on each other to bring it to completion. Meredith Monk is an American composer, singer, director, choreographer, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films, and installations.

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (1941) Written by Henry Brant Dedicated to Sigurd M. Raschèr Performed by Thomas Giles and the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Nicholas Armstrong Performed on April 22, 2018 at the Brooklyn Museum