Albion College Music Department Hosts Faculty Recital

Nathan Salazar, adjunct instructor of saxophone, and Nicholas Laban, head collaborative pianist and music audition coordinator, thank the crowd for coming during their bow. Salazar and Laban were the performers for the music department faculty recital (Photo by Patrick Smoker).

On Friday, Albion College’s Music Department hosted a faculty recital at Goodrich Chapel. 

The adjunct instructor of saxophone, Nathan Salazar in his first semester here at Albion performed on the saxophone. Salazar was accompanied by Nicholas Laban, who is the head collaborative pianist and music audition coordinator for Albion College’s Music Department. Laban has had that title since he got hired at Albion in the fall of 2013. 

The selection of music performed by Salazar and Laban included “Lamento et Rondo” by Pierre Sancan, “Symphonic Rhapsody” by John Anthony Lennon, “Rosary Sonata No. 1” by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and “Violin Concerto in D minor” by Aram Khatchaturian. The last two pieces were arranged by Salazar himself.

Salazar and Laban set up their sheet music and get ready to perform the first piece of the recital, “Lamento et Rondo” (Photo by Patrick Smoker).
Nathan Salazar performing the piece “Symphonic Rhapsody” on his saxophone (Photo by Patrick Smoker).


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Patrick Smoker is a senior from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is majoring in Geological Sciences with a minor in GIS. In addition to being a photographer for the Pleiad, He also plays tennis for the men’s tennis team.

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