Exploring the Language of a Musical Moment

Oct 25, 2012

Deborah Moriarty and Joe Lulloff are featured in

How does a musician reach deep within to discover the language of a musical moment? This answer to this question is revealed in Saxophone and Piano: A Conversation.

Producer/director Bob Albers takes viewers inside the minds of three MSU College of Music musicians as they explore this question. A side excursion explores the connection between the musical moment and the instant the racquet strikes the ball in tennis.

The program airs Sunday, October 28, at 10:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 21, at 4:30 p.m., on WKAR World.

Joe Lulloff loves two things deeply besides his family: saxophone and tennis. Lulloff has performed in Carnegie Hall, been a soloist with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and a guest artist and teacher around the world.

Lulloff is a world-class performer and teacher. His tennis? Not exactly at the same level.

In Saxophone and Piano: A Conversation, Lulloff and pianist Deborah Moriarty and Ron Newman explore the musical language of Cesar Frank, Henry Mancini, Miles Davis and others. Viewers will also see Lulloff and musical friends in a spirited but unsophisticated tennis doubles match – with humorous and revealing moments.

Saxophone and Piano: A Conversation is a production of and funded by Media Sandbox, a creative curriculum and community in MSU’s College of Communication Arts & Sciences.