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I had a successful trip to Europe this summer to the 2018 World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia to give a lecture and performance called "Gilded Age America (1870-1900): Caryl Florio and the Vanderbilts" where I discussed the 19th century saxophone compositions of Caryl Florio and their place in the larger social fabric of the United States was accepted!
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The Crawford House
189 Montgomery St, Newburgh, NY 12550

Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 2 p.m. - Music For Mother’s Day
A selection of 19th century music by Christopher Brellochs (saxophone), Cynthia Peterson (piano) and Elizabeth Gerbi (soprano) perform the finest music from Paris, London, and America by composers like Gilbert & Sullivan, Jerome Kern, and Newburgh, New York’s own Ulysses J. Alsdorf.

Members: $15 per person
General: $20 per person
Children 12 and under: Free

Refreshments will be served.

Here are some pictures from summer 2015 in Paris, Strasbourg and London:
Concert at Selmer House
Many thanks to Nicolas Prost for setting everything up and Florent Milhaud from Selmer for being a great host!

Master-class and Concert "SAXOPHONE AMERICAN DAY" at Conservatoire Saint-Maur
Saxophone virtuoso, historian and teacher Nicholas Prost does a great job at the prestigious French music conservatory at Saint-Maur. It was an honor to hear his students, speak and perform with them.

Lecture/discussion at Vandoren House

My heartfelt appreciation to Jean-Marie Paul at Vandoren for hosting this event! Branford Marsalis was there that afternoon and I had a chance to chat and invited him to my concert the next day (he came with his whole family).


It was inspiring to perform in this 16th century gothic cathedral in the tourist district of Paris where the great composer Camille Saint-Saens performed! The above is before the July 4 concert with (left to right) Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach, Anne Lecapelain, Nicholas Prost, yours truly, Yves-Laurent Taccola and Jerome Laran.
World Saxophone Congress & Festival

A great collaboration with Benjamin Mayer (clarinet), Clément De Martino (trumpet) and Marie Stoecklé (piano) for our performance of "Quiet City", and so many amazing saxophone performances over the six day conference in beautiful Strasbourg, FRANCE!

French-American Musical Exchange
A spirit of cultural exchange brought French saxophonists Nicolas Prost and Anne Lecapelain to the United States for a collaboration with American saxophonist Christopher Brellochs, pianist Cynthia Peterson and soprano Elizabeth Gerbi featuring French composers Debussy, Ibert, and Milhaud. This French-American musical exchange continues in the summer as Christopher and Elizabeth travel to France to partner with Nicolas and Anne. See more pictures in PHOTOS.

THE QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE recently added two rags by Scott Joplin to their repertoire; here are videos from a recent performance:

National Public Radio: Weekend Edition examined my new recording of QUIET CITY in an interview that aired November 12, 2011. With an average listening audience of 3.5 million I was excited to have so many people hear this wonderful music! You can read about and hear it by clicking below:

Below is an interview with Fred Child on PERFORMANCE TODAY, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America with 1.3 million listeners weekly! To listen, you can go HERE or type "Copland Revisited" in the search bar. 
"Brellochs, a suave and elegant player, shares duties with another top-notch saxophonist, Paul Cohen, and peers who bring buoyant and atmospheric vibrancy to welcome repertoire." - Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone (Awards 2011)

"A Hint of Eroticism in the City", is the title of an article in DER SPIEGEL Online about my latest CD. SPIEGEL is a German news magazine and one of Europe's largest publications of its kind, with a weekly circulation of more than one million! They are similar to TIME magazine.
Last updated August 14, 2018.