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Saxophonist Ashu Kejariwal to perform at FMU, Oct. 2

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Concert saxophonist Ashu Kejariwal will perform as part of Francis Marion University’s Artist Series, Thursday, Oct. 2.

    The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s Kassab Recital Hall on campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

    Kejariwal has won numerous international and national competitions, and has performed extensively as a concerto soloist and recitalist. He has performed in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as the winner of the 1997 National Alliance for Excellence Performing Arts Competition. At age 16, Kejariwal made his debut as concerto soloist with the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C. after winning First Prize in the National Col. George S. Howard Young Artist Competition. Since then, his performances have taken him from Lanai, Hawaii to Trondheim, Norway.

    Kejariwal has made it his goal to bring the concert saxophone to as wide an audience as possible. Recent concert engagements include performances of two premiers on the “Music for Awhile” Concert Series, the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple Concert Series, and Chicago’s WFMT Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, which will be broadcast live on 500 radio stations throughout the country. Kejariwal has been invited to perform as concerto soloist with various ensembles throughout the country, including the Waco Symphony Orchestra, the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, and the Corpus Christi Wind Symphony.

    Kejariwal is regularly praised for his ability to communicate with an audience through a uniquely engaging stage presence. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in saxophone performance from Northwestern University under the tutelage of Frederick Hemke.

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Last Published: February 19, 2004 9:33 AM
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