Stambler to perform recital Sept. 13

September 11, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State faculty saxophone Professor David Stambler will perform a recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, in Esber Recital Hall. He will be assisted by collaborative pianists Christopher Guzman of Penn State and Hannah Creviston, an assistant professor of piano pedagogy at Arizona State University. The program features the United States premiere of Professor Stambler's composition "Resilient." Admission is free.


"Over a Windcloaked, Nightsoaked, Starpoked, Sea" (2015) - Adam Silverman

"Concerto for Alto Saxophone" (2005, rev. 2014) - James Grant

"Resilient" (2015) - David Stambler (U.S. Premiere)

"Prelude, Cadence, et Finale" - Alfred Desenclos

David Stambler is originally from the Washington, D.C., area. He has established himself as a dynamic teacher and musician throughout the United States, performing both jazz and classical music. Active as a recital and symphonic soloist, he is an on-call saxophonist with many orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony, the Annapolis Symphony, the Bay Atlantic Symphony, the National Gallery Orchestra, and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.

He has performed at the JVC Jazz festival, the Princeton Jazz Fest, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Kennedy Center, and has accompanied many of the top entertainers in the world today. Stambler's premieres include "November" by Elam Sprenkle with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, "Dos Movimientos" by Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez with the Bay Atlantic Symphony, and compositions by John Harbison, Gunther Schuller, and Michael Colgrass through the Worldwide Concurrent Premieres and Commission Fund. He has recorded with the Baltimore Symphony, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and the Capitol Quartet, and can be heard playing clarinet and saxophone on dozens of nationally broadcast radio and television commercials. As tenor saxophonist and arranger with the Capitol Quartet, he performs frequently in recital venues and with symphony orchestras nationwide.

Stambler studied clarinet at the Oberlin Conservatory, and then received his bachelor of music degree in saxophone from the University of Michigan, where he was a student of Donald Sinta. He holds a master of music degree from the Peabody Institute in Baltimore and a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Maryland. For more on David Stambler, please visit


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Last Updated September 11, 2015