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Guest Artist Series: Christopher Creviston, saxophone; Hannah Gruber, piano

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Posted on March 16, 2011

Saxophonist Christopher Creviston has played in Carnegie Hall with the Detroit Symphony, performed at Prince's birthday party at Paisley Park, appeared live on "BET on Jazz," and gigged the Apollo theatre in Harlem.

His performance in the Guest Artist Series at Grand Valley includes pianist Hannah Gruber Thursday, March 17, from 8-10 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus.

Creviston has been guest artist and clinician on concert series and in festivals across the U.S. He was selected as winner of the North American Saxophone Alliance's Classical Competition, a finalist in the New York Concert Artists Guild, and has won numerous other accolades.

He has been a featured soloist and a member of the Capitol Quartet throughout the U.S., including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. For his solo concerto debut at age 17, Creviston performed with the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Orchestra, and for his professional debut he played at the Kennedy Center as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra. Creviston is currently on faculty at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam.

Pianist Hannah Gruber is assistant professor of keyboard at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. In addition she is the New York MTNA Collegiate chair and assistant director of the Southeastern Piano Festival. She has performed in festivals and competitions throughout the United States. In 2007, Gruber performed with the world premiere of Stacy Garrop's "Pieces of Sanity" in Carnegie Hall with Christopher Creviston.

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