Performances and Reviews

October 6-8, 2016:  Six new pictures of Ann Harwell’s Quilts were featured at the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers at Mississippi College in Jackson, Mississippi, October 6-8, 2016. The quilts were part of an original musical composition called “Tappiseries.” The music was written and performed by Dr. Walter Saul of Fresno, California, as the images were shown. The pieces shown were as follows: Overreaching for the Stars, Yes, Money Really Does Grow on Trees, Susanna’s Family Tree, Climate Change, Pluto, and Moth Orchids.

August 7, 2016: Bonner Auditorium, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California, Selections from “Quiltings,” Walter Saul, pianist, for Enrichment Program.

July 24, 2016: Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, High Point, North Carolina, Selections from Quiltings, Walter Saul, pianist, for Adult Sunday School

June 19, 2016: First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, California — 3 Selections from Quiltings, Walter Saul, pianist, for offertory

June 13, 2016: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California, Sunnyside High School Alma Mater by Sunnyside High School Chorus, Orchestra, and Band at the 2016 Commencement

May 6, 2016: Selland Convention Center, Fresno, California, Prelude in F From Alpha to Omega, Schlatter Chapel March, and He Who Began a Good Work in You by Walter Saul, organist, for Commencement

April 29, 2016: University Presbyterian Church, Fresno, California, Gracefully, with Walter Saul on Piano and Matthew Cockrum on Timpani, for the Soli Deo Gloria concert, “Poets’ Corner,” Julie Carter, director.

February 10, 2016: Butler Church, Fresno, California, World première of Sonata for Violin and Piano by Francesca Dego, violinist, and Walter Saul, pianist, for Fresno Pacific University’s Pacific Artist Series.

December 27, 2015: Westmoreland Congregational Church, Bethesda, Maryland,  Quiltings, entire work, by Walter Saul, pianist

December 11, 2015: Selland Convention Center, Fresno, California, Processional for Brass and Organ by the Pacific Brass, Erik Leung, director, and Walter Saul, organist, and He Who Began a Good Work in You by Walter Saul, organist, for Commencement

November 12, 2015: Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California, “Gather Around the Hearth” and “Baby Bright” by congregation at FPU Mesa Hymn Sing

October 27, 2015: KVPR FM 89.9, Fresno, California, Kiev 2014 by the Fresno Philharmonic, Theodore Kuchar, director (rebroadcast)

October 17, 18, 2015: Walter’s “Rhapsody for Oboe and Orchestra” (Kiev 2014) was performed by the Fresno Philharmonic in Fresno, California, with Theodore Kuchar, conducting, and Rong-Huey Liu on oboe.

October 16, 2015:  KVPR FM 89.9, Fresno, California, Kiev 2014 by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Theodore Kuchar, director (CD broadcast during interview)

October 16, 2015: KSEE 24, Fresno, California, Ten seconds of a theme from Kiev 2014 by Rong-Huey Liu, oboe soloist

October 5, 2015: First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, California, Now Unto Him That is Able (organ solo) by Margaret Licon, organ

September 13, 2015: First Presbyterian Church of Petaluma, California, Three Family Portraits by the Michener Duo, Jane Shelly, flute, Walter Saul, piano, for the 939B Street concert series

September 13, 2015: First Presbyterian Church of Petaluma, California, “Rachel” from Three Family Portraits by the Michener Duo, Jane Shelly, flute, Walter Saul, piano

August 30, 2015: First Presbyterian Church of Fresno, California, Three Family Portraits by the Michener Duo, Jane Shelly, flute, Walter Saul, piano

August 13, 2015: School of Music and Dance, Zhengzhou Normal University, Zhengzhou, Henan, ChinaWorld première of Sonatina #5 for Piano by Walter Cosand, piano

July 6, 2015: A portion of “Quiltings” was performed at the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) Convention in San Jose, California at 1 p.m. Walter Saul was the pianist. Video is by Daphne Saul.

June 26, 2015: Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CaliforniaA Gaelic Blessing by entire music camp at end of Fresno Pacific University Summer Music Camp final program

June 8, 2015: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California Sunnyside High School Alma Mater by Sunnyside High School Chorus, Orchestra, and Band at the 2015 Commencement

June 1, 2015:  Shaghoian Hall, Fresno, California Sunnyside High School Alma Mater by Sunnyside High School Chorus, Orchestra, and Band

May 8, 2015: Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California He Who Began a Good Work in You by Walter Saul, organist, for Commencement

April 28, 2015: “Quiltings” was performed at the Council of Senior Professionals in Fresno, California, with Walter Saul as the pianist. Video is by Daphne Saul.

April 22, 2015: “Processional for Handbell Choir” was performed by Pacific Brass at Fresno Pacific University.

March 24, 2015: Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California, Quiltings, “Astronomy Gallery,” by Walter Saul, pianist, for Pacific Artist Series

December 2014: Walter’s album, From Alpha To Omega was reviewed in the online magazine, Classics Today. It was reviewed by Jed Distler.

December 2014: Trip to Kiev, Ukraine, to record Naxos CD of 6 orchestral compositions, by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Ted Kuchar, conductor, Ron-Huey Liu, oboe, and James Buswell, violin.

July 2014:  Many new “Quiltings” Videos: Produced by Daphne Saul, all of these videos feature the music of Walter Saul and the fabric art of Ann Harwell.

January 2014: Walter Saul was featured as a pianist for the Pacific Artist Series. He was playing piano pieces from his latest CD, Sonatas and Meditations for Piano, thrilling piano music released by Enharmonic Records. Three of Walter’s CD’s were featured in Fanfare Magazine, May/June 2014.

November 25 2014: World première of Death Be Not Proud by Fresno Pacific Symphonic Band, Erik Leung, director, at Fresno Pacific University

October 9, 2014: A multi-media presentation of Quiltings at Biola University, La Mirada, CA, with Walter Saul as pianist. The art was by Ann Harwell and the video presentation was by Daphne Saul.

October 2 2014: A multi-media presentation of Quiltings at Fresno Pacific University, with Walter Saul as pianist. The art was by Ann Harwell and the video presentation was by Daphne Saul.

August 27, 2014: a performance of  Count it all Joy at Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California with Walter Saul as organist.

August 17, 2014:  a performance of Schlatter Chapel March  at First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, California with Walter Saul as organist.

June 29, 2014: a performance of God is Our Refuge and Strength by the Sunnyside United Methodist Church Choir, Portland, Oregon, with Cliff Fairley directing.

June 27, 2014: The entire music camp at Fresno Pacific University performed A Gaelic Blessing in their final program at Fresno Pacific University.

June 25, 2014: The “Astronomy Gallery” from Quiltings was performed at Fresno Pacific University with Walter Saul as pianist.

June 6, 2014:  Rhoda Anderson, pianist, performed the “Prelude and Fugue in F from the Alpha to Omega album, at Valley Music Center in Fresno, California.

May 18, 2014: The Children’s Choir, “Full Court Pres” presented Acts Alive! at First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, California, Daphne Saul, director, with Bill Thornbury, guitar, Dan Kehler, bass, Skin Mead, drums, and Walter Saul, piano.

March 23, 2014: at Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California, From the Shore by audience at Music Department Student Recital. Zachary Durlam, director; Walter Saul, piano

March 23, 2014: at First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, Connecticut from Three Family Portraits: “Rachel” and “Tamar” by Jane Shelly, flute, and Sean McCarthy, piano.

March 11, 2014: Music Teachers Association of California, Fresno Branch, at Valley Music Center, Fresno, California For God Alone My Soul Waits in Silence by Walter Saul, pianist

February 23, 2014: First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, California Holy Spirit by congregation

January 24, 2014:  at Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California — Pacific Artist Series CD release recital: Sonata #5 for Piano, Sonata #1 for Piano, Sonata #4 for Piano, On the Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus, and For God Alone My Soul Waits in Silence by Walter Saul, pianist.

December 14, 2013: Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California, He Who Began a Good Work in You by Walter Saul, organist, for Commencement

October 12, 2013: Bisbee Woman’s Club, Bisbee, Arizona From Alpha to Omega Preludes and Fugues in Ab Major and G# Minor by Walter Cosand, pianist,

November 19, 2013: Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California Three Family Portraits by Guastavino Trio (Jane Shelly, flutist, Tom Hudson, cellist, and Sara Kohane, pianist) for the Pacific Artist Series

October, 2013: at the Harvard Chapel, Boston, Massachusetts, the Schlatter Chapel March was performed by Carson Cooman, and recorded on YouTube.

August 28, 2013: Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California, Wedding March in D by Walter Saul, organist

June 29, 2013: at First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, California, the World première of He Gives Strength to the Weary by Margaret Licon, organist, and Matthew Cockrum, timpanist

June 28, 2013: at Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California, A Gaelic Blessing by entire music camp at end of Fresno Pacific University Summer Music Camp final program

May 19 2013: at First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, California, Holy Spirit by congregation

May 5 2013: at First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, California Now Unto Him That is Able (organ solo) by Margaret Licon, organist, during Communion at Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California,

May 4, 2013: Processional for Brass and Organ by Pacific Brass, Wayne Huber, director, and Walter Saul, organ, and “Fugue” from Three Pieces for Organ by Walter Saul, organ, during both Commencements

March 12 2013: at the Music Teachers Association of California, Fresno Branch, at Valley Music Center, Fresno, California, On the Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus by Walter Saul, pianist

March 2, 2013: at Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, Sonatina #4 for Piano by Walter Saul, pianist, during the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers National Conference

February 17, 2013: at Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Fresno, California, Three Pieces for Organ by Laurell Huber, organist

January 20, 2013: at First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, California, Holy Spirit by congregation

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