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Dunlap Chamber Music Series presents saxophonist Nov. 7

Ashu to perform works by Rachmaninoff and Piazzola

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2016-11-02

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Benjamin B. Dunlap Chamber Music Series at Wofford College will present saxophonist Ashu in concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Leonard Auditorium in Main Building.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will feature works by Rachmaninoff and Piazzolla.

Ashu made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Since then, concerto and recital performances have taken him around the world, including last year throughout Russia, South Africa, Finland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Poland, Great Britain, New Zealand, and North America. Critics have described him as “just as much fun to watch as to listen to” (Dallas Morning News) and “ready to cultivate the masses” (Chicago Tribune). Born and raised in California, Ashu began playing the saxophone at age 10. With a growing demand from major concert series, his recent concerto and recital engagements include the Ravinia Festival, Carnegie Hall, Zurich Tonhalle, Vienna Konzerthaus, Singapore Esplanade, NY Central Park, Kravis Center, La Jolla Music Society, and more. Ashu recently won the prestigious “Audience Prize” at the International Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has also won first prizes at competitions including the International Heida Hermanns, International Kingsville Wind Instrumentalist, International Salon De Virtuosi, American Opera Society, National Alliance for Excellence, and Houston Symphony Concerto Competitions. Ashu graduated from Northwestern University and is based in Chicago.