Ethier to perform at International Saxophone Symposium

Ethier to perform at International Saxophone Symposium

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield High School sophomore Michael Ethier has been selected to perform in the High School Honors Recital at the 40th International Saxophone Symposium Jan. 12-13 at the George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax, Va.

Ethier will perform in the High School Honors Recital on Saturday, Jan. 13, in Harris Theater at 2 p.m. He will be playing Alexander Glazounov’s “Concerto En Eb Pour Saxophone Alto et Piano” with a pianist from the Navy Band.

To apply for the recital, Ethier had to make a professional audio recording of the piece with a pianist, along with a biography and an honors received list. Ethier was one of just a few saxophonists selected to perform.

“This is a huge honor for me just being able to perform at such a prestigious venue along with some of the greatest saxophonists in the world and I can’t wait,” he said.