Christopher Creviston, “one of the world’s top saxophone artists” (Audiophile Audition), with “the personality and fingers of a first-rate soloist (American Record Guide), joins the Orchestra of Northern New York on Labor Day weekend to perform the world premiere of John Anthony Lennon’s Escapades, a concerto for soprano saxophone.
Performances are Saturday, September 2 at 7:30 pm at the Clayton Opera House and Sunday, September 3 at 7:30 pm in Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam.
Creviston has played venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Paisley Park and the Apollo Theater. As a soloist, and with the Capitol Quartet, Creviston has been featured with bands and orchestras across the U.S. including the Baltimore, Indianapolis, and National Symphony Orchestras. He has worked with many conductors, such as Andre Previn, Neeme Jarvi, and Randall Craig Fleischer, among others.
In demand as a recitalist and clinician, he performs regularly with the Capitol Quartet, and in duos with pianist Hannah Gruber Creviston, guitarist Zoren Fader, and harpist Frances Duffy.
He has appeared in concert with many great jazz artists, and worked with pop performers Crystal Gale, Ben Vereen, Maureen McGovern. Crane alum Lisa Vroman, and Bob Hope, to name a few.
Dr. Creviston currently serves on the faculty at Arizona State University. He has held positions at the Crane School of Music, the Greenwich House of Arts (NYC), the University of Windsor (Canada) and the University of Michigan.
Tickets for the Clayton concert can be purchased by calling 315-686-2200. Tickets for the Potsdam concert can be obtained online at onny.org or by phone at 315-212-3440.
ONNY is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.