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BARS' June 2012 Concert an Official Event of SF Pride: June 2, 2012, 8pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map) | Tickets

David Henderson, saxophone

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesConte – Fantasy for Orchestra

Bay Area composer


Milhaud - Scaramouche

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDavid Henderson, saxophone

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesMussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist series(Ravel orchestration)

This event's post concert reception sponsored by

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

About David Henderson, saxophone

David Henderson grew up in Hartford City, Indiana, and has degrees from the University of Michigan and the Juilliard School. In 1980 he gave his Carnegie Recital Hall solo debut as a winner of the East and West Artists competition - the New York Times stating, "An exceptionally accomplished instrumentalist with something to say, his work is poised, cultivated and expressive." In 1981 he received a first prize in saxophone from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux as a recipient of a Fulbright-ITT grant to study in France.

Since moving to San Francisco in 1988, he has played regularly with the San Francisco Symphony, including tours, recordings and television broadcasts under maestro Michael Tilson Thomas. He has also toured with the BBC Symphony under Andrew Davis and performed with the New World Symphony, the San Francisco Opera and Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg (Russia) Philharmonic. He has appeared as soloist with the Oakland/East Bay Symphony.

In 1989 he joined the San Francisco Saxophone Quartet as tenor saxophonist and keyboard player. Starting out as street musicians in downtown San Francisco, the group was discovered on the street by the president of Angel/EMI records in 1990, and has since recorded many CD's and toured most of the 50 states as well as Japan. In 2006 Mr. Henderson joined the Premiere Saxophone Quartet, artists-in-residence at San Jose State University.

He has worked as a musician at Disney World and Great America theme parks, and played both on and off-Broadway while living in New York, including the original productions of Nunsense and March of the Falsettos.

Mr. Henderson currently teaches saxophone at the University of the Pacific and Stanford University. Summertime activities include the Sun Valley (Idaho) Summer Symphony, the Cabrillo Festival (Santa Cruz), Woodminster Summer Theater (Oakland) and the Mountain Play (Marin County). He and his partner Mike live in Pittsburg, CA.