(1) PATREON page for "Dr. B Music Theory" just went 'live.'
Support me in making new music theory tutorial videos by automatically giving any amount of money at the beginning of every month. This is a great way to learn a lot about music theory to help you as a composer, be a better performer, or just appreciate music on a deeper level. Here is the video you can see on my PATREON page when you visit:
(2) I am excited to start teaching saxophone at Vassar College this fall as an "Adjunct Artist" (don't worry Dutchess Community College students and colleagues, I'll still be returning to DCC after my sabbatical). I'll be playing at a FREE JAZZ CONCERT FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14 8pm @ VASSAR
(3) MUSIC OF THE GILDED AGE sabbatical project is going great.
For the first time in 18 years I will not be teaching during the 2018-2019 academic year. Instead I will be working on sabbatical project, “Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley,” which includes research and the creation of partnerships with historic estates to perform site-specific programs in 19th century music rooms; a documentary of each program is being created to share the stories and beauty of this time and place.

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Here is the trailer that was finalized last week:
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.

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 September 10, 2018.