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Dr. Carl Spaeth will perform with artists Jared Deck and Brennin Hunt on June 2, 2017 at The State Theater. Deck is one of Rolling Stone's "New Country Artists You Should Know" and winner of the Woodie Guthrie Songwriting Contest. Brennin is a Nashville based singer/songwriter, X-Factor alum, and also one of Rolling Stone's "New Country Artists You Should Know."
On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Dr. Carl Spaeth will be performing Dreams in the Dusk by David Biedenbender with South Dakota State University's Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Jacob Wallace.
On Monday, February 6, 2017, Dr. Carl Spaeth will be performing the premiere of Lhotse for alto saxophone and percussion by Steve Danyew with Dr. Aaron Ragsdale.
On Monday, October 17, 2016, Dr. Carl Spaeth will perform a Faculty Saxophone Recital at 7:30pm Lincoln Music Hall's Peterson Recital Hall. Spaeth is Instructor of Saxophone and Jazz at SDSU. The program will open with an arrangement of Buxtehude's Prelude in C Major for organ. Frederick Hemke's arrangement of the piece is written for alto saxophone, and Dr. John Walker will be accompanying on the organ. Next on the program is Gotkovsky's Brilliance, a standard work for alto saxophone and piano in four movements. Then, Dr. Aaron Ragsdale will join Spaeth for Interactions by Zachary Cairns, written for baritone saxophone and percussion. Following an intermission, Spaeth will take the stage to perform The Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue), a piece for alto saxophone and electronics. Then, he and Walker will perform another standard work for alto saxophone and piano titled Fuzzy Bird Sonata. Finally, he will perform a famous jazz standard by Sonny Rollins called Tenor Madness. For the final number, Spaeth will be joined by SDSU Jazz Combo I as well as dancers Carly Clemen and Ashley Philips. The recital is sure to have something enjoyable for each member in the audience, featuring music composed during the 17th century and as recently as 2014.