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The tenor saxophone of Peter Sommer

October 23, 2013

Peter Sommer, Saxophone, will be joined by collaborative pianist Kim Joyce in this concert that will include music by Paul Creston, William Albright, John Williams, and CSU composer-in-residence, James David.

Peter Sommer has established himself among the Denver area's elite jazz musicians. Monday, October 28
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Organ Recital Hall
University Center for the Arts
1400 Remington Street

Virtuoso series concert

Peter Sommer and Kim Joyce present a program of saxophone music by great American composers, including: 

  • Paul Creston,
  • William Albright,
  • John Williams, and
  • CSU composer-in-residence, James David, Ph.D.

The evening's performance features exciting rhythmic interplay, harmonic daring, and jazz influence featuring music from across the 20th century and into the 21st.

The composers

In the 1950s, Paul Creston, along with Gershwin, was one of the most frequently performed American composers abroad. William Albright wrote piano rags.

John Williams is one of the most successful orchestral composers of the modern age and winner of five Academy awards and 17 Grammys. He is well known for writing scores for movies such as Schindler's List and the Star Wars triology.

James David is assistant professor of composition and music theory at CSU. He's won numerous awards as a composer and his works have been selected for performance at more than twenty conferences and festivals throughout the United States, Thailand, and Japan. 


  • $7/CSU students
  • $1/youth (under 18)
  • $12/adult

Purchase tickets.

Tickets can be purchased up until the time of an event at the UCA Ticket Office. Print-at-home tickets are available online and do not incur a processing fee. Prices shown above do not include a $3.00 at-the-door per order processing fee.

About Peter Sommer

Sommer is the director of Jazz Bands, Jazz Studies Coordinator, Saxophone, at Colorado State. He frequently performs in Denver and is considered one of its elite jazz musicians. He has released three albums as a leader -- the last in 2010, titled "Tremolo Canteen." 

About Kim Joyce

Kim Joyce has been active as a collaborative pianist at Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado, and University of Colorado at Boulder for over 20 years and currently maintains a private piano studio in Loveland.

Contact: Carrie Care