Grammy-nominated saxophonist Amy Dickson—2016 Young Australian of the Year—will perform the Northwest premiere of her arrangement of Philip Glass’s 1987 Violin Concerto with Symphony Tacoma. Conducted by Sarah Ioannides, the program will also include Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19 in the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway.
Gramophone has described Amy Dickson as “a player with a difference who has an individual and unusual tone, luscious, silky-smooth, sultry and voluptuous by turns.” In 2013 she became both the first saxophonist and the first Australian to win a Classic Brit Award, as MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
AllMusic, in reviewing the disc, declared that “Dickson… makes the Glass concerto sound as though it was written for her instrument, rather than the violin.”