An Evening of Wind Chamber Music

























Saxophone Recital January 7, 2000


Russell Peterson, saxophone
Sandra Rawson, piano
Matthew Patnode, saxohpone







World Premiere Performance of the new


Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra

by Russell Peterson February 26 and 27, 2000


The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra
Russell Peterson, alto saxophone
Joel Revson, conductor




Compact Disk recording Featuring the HARD-BOP SAXOPHONE QUARTET - released fall of 1999 on Sea-Breeze Records.




Compact Disk recording of American works for Saxophone Russell Peterson, saxophone; Diane Trumane, cello and Doug Schneider, piano. To be released Fall of 2000 on Barking Dog Records.








Compact Disk recording with the Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet - To be released on Albany Records, Fall of 2000, Including:




Premiere performance of his new

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Percussion Orchestra

December 4, 200 at 8:00 pm at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, with the Tri-College Percussion Enslemble, David Eyler, Conductor.




Performance of Dead Elvis (bassoon and chamber group) by Michael Daugherty, with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, Friday, Oct. 27 and 29, 2000.


Winner of the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition. Will perform the Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra by Russell Peterson, May of 2001.





Performance of the new Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band by David Maslanka, April 9, 20001 at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.





Preformance of his new Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Percussion Orchestra, January 6, 2001 at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Along with:





Preformance of his Concertino for Alto Saxophone and Young String Orchestra, Feb. 16 at the Minnesota Music Educator's Covention, Minneapolis, MN with the Robert Asp 6th Grade orchestra and Brian Cole, director.





AN EVENING OF WIND CHAMBER MUSIC Jan. 26, 2001. At Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. Program to include:





The Hard-Bop Saxophone Quartet recital at Concordia College March 16, 2001.





Solo performances at the NASA convention at the University of Iowa March 30-April 1, 2001. Proformances to include:





Solo recital at California State University, Stanislaus, May 17, 2001. Program to include:





Release of The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony CD of Russell Peterson Composisitions "Concerto for alto saxophone and Orchestra" (1999) and "Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra" (2002). To be Released Fall of 2002.





Performance with the Deb Jenkins Band at the Fargo Blues Festival. Aug. 18th, 2002 at Newman Outdoor Feild.





Solo Saxophone Recital, Sept. 13, 2002 8:00 pm at Concordia College Recital Hall.





Featured soloist at the 2002 British Saxophone Convention. Oct. 26-27, 2002.





Featured soloist with the Concordia College Orchestra tour. Will perform Russell Peterson's "Concerto for alto saxophone and orhestra". Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2002.





Featured soloist with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra. Will perform Russell Peterson's "Concerto for alto saxophone and orhestra", Joel Revzon conductor. Nov. 16 - 17, 2002.





Evening of Wind Chamber Music. Jan. 10, 2003 at Concordia College Recital Hall.





Hard-Bop Sax Quartet recital, March 21, 8:00 at the Concordia College Recital Hall.





Russell Peterson and Concordia will host the North American Saxohpone Alliance Region 3 Convention at Concordia College April 11-13. Special guests: Eugene Rousseau, James Umble, Kenni Holmen.





Premiere of Russell's Sonata for alto sax and piano and Quintet for alto sax and strings. Oct. 5, 2003.





Concordia College Jazz I concert with Phil Woods. Jan. 15, 2005.





Hard-Bop Sax Quartet recital at NDSU, Feb. 2, 2005. 7:30pm.





Performing "Three's Company" (bassoon trio and orchestra) with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. Feb 10 and 11, 2005.





Russell Peterson and the Funk Commission at the Great Northern in Fargo, Feb. 18, 2005. 9:30 - 12:30.





Featured soloist with the University of Montana (Missoula) Band at their Band festival, March 1 and 2, 2005.





Russell Peterson and the Funk Commission at the Hotel Donaldson, March 3, 2005. 9:30-12:30.





Judge at the Optimist Jazz Festival in Winnepeg, Manitoba. March 4-6, 2005.





Featured artist with the Funk Commission at the Hep Cat Jazz festival in St. Cloud, MN. March 17, 2005.





Judge for Minnesota state solo and ensemble contest, Bemidji. Marh 29, 2005.





Russ Peterson and the Funk Commission at New York (mills). March 31, 2005.



Featured performer on the Concordia College Showcase concert at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, MN, April 10, 2005.



Performance with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Wind Quintet at Lake Park Audobon high school. April 14, 2005.



Featured guest with the Montivideo jazz ensemble, April 29, 2005.


Featured artist with the Blain High School band, May 19, 2005.



Instructor at the International Music Camp, July 3-9 and July 17-23, 2005.



Performance at the YM Conference in Hartford, Aug 3-6, 2005 with the Jay Beech band.


Record second Hard-Bop Sax Quartet CD summer, 2005.  Released in Summer of 2006!  Check it out!

April in Fargo



Featured soloist with the Fargo-Moorhead pops orchestra June 5, 2005 at Trollwood park.







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