Saxophonist Marcos Duran will give a free concert at Temple College on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Jackson-Graeter Backstage Theatre.
The concert will feature original works for saxophone by American composers Ingolf Dahl, Amy Quate and Marc Mellits, and award-winning film composer John Williams. The selections will encompass the classical, jazz, spiritual and minimalistic stylings of the saxophone repertoire. Duran will be accompanied by Karen Batson, band director at Bonham Middle School, on alto saxophone and Dr. Cameron Hofmann from Baylor University on piano.
Duran is a Temple native who completed a bachelor’s degree in music (with Texas Teacher Certification) at Tarleton State University and a master’s degree in saxophone performance at Baylor University. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of Bands at Travis Science Academy in the Temple Independent School District and is in his seventh year of public school teaching.
Duran also is a private saxophone teacher and maintains a studio of eight to 10 saxophonists from the Temple/Belton area. He is an active performer in the community, having performed with the Temple College Symphonic Band, Temple College Jazz Ensemble, Temple Jazz Orchestra, Temple Symphony Orchestra, and Waco Symphony Orchestra.
Duran has recently collaborated with Robert Medina, director of bands at Temple High School, to form the Wildcat Saxophone Ensemble, which features saxophone students from the Temple High School Band program.
The Jackson-Graeter Backstage Theatre is located in the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center. For more information on this concert and other events sponsored by the Temple College Fine Arts Division, call 254-298-8555.