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Wednesday October 16, 2019

Zagreb World Sax Congress

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Praised for his “seamless technique” and “sumptuous lyricism” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), saxophonist Doug O’Connor has performed across Asia, Europe, and the U.S., including appearances as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Asheville Symphony, Symphony in C, Musica Nova, the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, as well as various college percussion ensembles. Dr. O’Connor was the Second Prize winner of the 2nd International Jean-Marie Londeix Saxophone Competition in Bangkok. He holds a BM from the University of Maryland in addition to MM and DMA degrees from the Eastman School of Music. He has served as Associate Lecturer of Saxophone at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, as saxophonist with the United States Naval Academy Band, and is currently employed as ceremonial saxophonist with the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” as well as at the Eastman School of Music as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Saxophone. He is a co-founder of the Global Premiere Consortium Commissioning Project, an online platform for instigating the composition, dissemination, and performance of new music worldwide. Dr. Osnat Netzer is a composer, songwriter, pianist and educator. A native of Haifa, Israel, Netzer studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Mannes College of Music and New England Conservatory. During her time at NEC, she received a grant from the Beebe Foundation that funded both studies in experimental theater at Universität der Künste in Berlin and the completion of her opera, The Wondrous Woman Within. Her compositions have been performed in Israel, France, Germany, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and the United States, published by Edition Peters and Earthsongs, and recorded on Bridge Records. Netzer also serves on the faculty of Harvard University, where she has taught composition, theory and musicianship since 2013.

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