The Delta State University Department of Music will present artists Dr. Adam Estes and Adrienne Park in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Zeigel Hall choir room. The program, entitled “Lyrical Baritone,” will feature music written and arranged for the baritone saxophone. The recital is free and open to the public.
Park and Estes will also host masterclasses for Delta State piano and woodwind students.
Dr. Adam Estes is an associate professor of music at the University of Mississippi, where he teaches saxophone and bassoon, coaches woodwind chamber ensembles and teaches woodwinds methods courses. Most recently, he served as an assistant professor at Minot State University. Formerly a band director in the public schools in Mason, Texas, Estes has also held posts as visiting professor of saxophone at Furman University and the University of South Carolina, as well as instructorships at Presbyterian College and the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities. He is a founding member of the Assembly Quartet and maintains an active performance schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. His performing career has taken him to venues in Scotland, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, France and Belgium. Estes is a Legere Endorsing Artist, Yamaha Performing Artist, and he has recorded on Albany Records, MSR Classics and AMP Recordings.
*Photo by Kevin Bain/University Communications Photography
Adrienne Park, assistant professor of Collaborative Piano, has a wide breadth of experience performing as a collaborative pianist in chamber music settings and as a pianist within symphonic settings. For six years at The Banff Centre’s Music and Sound program, she was the faculty collaborative pianist for the fall and winter residencies, with the central mission of helping resident artists realize their artistic endeavors. She has performed in recitals with many renowned artists, including violinists Joshua Bell and Andrew Dawes, cellists Shauna Rolston and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, bassist Edgar Meyer, flutists Paul Edmund Davies, Timothy Hutchins and Tara Helen O’Connor, bassoonist Frank Morelli, saxophonist Nikita Zimin, horn player Frøydis Ree Wekre, percussion group NEXUS, soprano Mary Wilson, and tenor Telly Leung. For fifteen years, Park has performed regularly with the Memphis Chamber Music Society. Park is principal piano, celeste, and keyboards with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robert Moody, a position she has held since 2004.
As a proponent of contemporary music, Park has performed many world premieres and recently commissioned and premiered one of twelve preludes for solo piano from Flower Catalog by American melodist Stephanie Ann Boyd of ICEBERG New Music. As a faculty member at the University of Mississippi, Park has been a collaborative pianist since 2001. In 2013, she launched Sonic Explorations, a chamber music series that highlights the talents of music faculty and professional musicians in the region. She recently redesigned the curriculum for Keyboard Fundamentals, a required course for music majors. In addition to teaching applied piano at the University, she has an active private piano studio in Oxford, Mississippi.