Douglas Masek, soprano saxophone, and Neal Stulberg, piano, perform Solomon: à la Mozart; Piazzolla: Café 1930; Stephenson: Introduction and Allegro; Maria Newman: Parens; David Heath: Coltrane; and Iturralde: Suite Hellenique.
Heralded by the Los Angeles Times as ". . .a shining example of podium authority and musical enlightenment," Neal Stulberg has garnered consistent international acclaim for performances of clarity, insight and conviction. Since 2005, he has served as Director of Orchestral Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and currently serves as both Professor and Chair of the UCLA Department of Music.
Internationally renowned saxophonist Douglas Masek whose performances have emphasized versatility in a wide range of musical styles, from classical and contemporary to jazz, have consistently garnered critical acclaim. Having received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music, and his MM degree from The Ohio State University, Dr. Masek completed his academic education with a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California. A recent visiting Professor at the University of Cape Town, he is currently Professor of Saxophone at UCLA.