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Internationally acclaimed Saxophone Trio Performs

Posted November 05, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, Waukee

Waukee, Iowa –The Waukee Area Arts Council presents Trés on Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 pm at ArtsCentral, 405 Maple Street, Waukee. This performance is a part of the Home Grown Talent Series and is sponsored by Edgewater, a Wesleylife, Active Life Community. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students and are available at the Waukee Hardware, online at and at the door.

Trés recently performed to international acclaim 
on their recent tour through Mexico and Costa Rica. The group, featuring two saxophones and  a piano, performs pieces by traditional composers as well as new, original works for saxophone trio.
 The group is comprised of saxophonists Colin Young and José Zayas-Caban and pianist Leah Siltberg. Trés group regularly performs throughout the United Stated with recent performances at Ithaca College, Truman State University and Concordia College in Morehead MN.

Colin Young is a concert saxophonist and educator living in Des Moines. He performs with the Des Moines Symphony and the Des Moines Metro Concert and Big Band. Young currently serves on the faculties of Drake University, Grandview University and Grinnell College. As a member of the saxophone quartet Axius, Colin won prizes at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition and the North American Midwest tour. Mr. Young is working towards his DMA in Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa

José Zayas-Caban is an Assistant Professor of Music at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. As a concert saxophonist, he has performed and taught master classes throughout Europe, the Caribbean and North America. He is also a part of the Thursday Musical Morning Artist Series in Minneapolis, MN. As a Chamber musician he performs nationally and internationally with Trés; the U of I Saxophone Quartet, the Missouri Saxophone Quartet, the Panoptic Saxophone Quartet, and the Four Corner Saxophone Quartet. He is currently working on a PHD in Music Theory at the University of Iowa.

Pianist Leah Siltberg is based in Minneapolis and has performed or recorded with the James Sewell Ballet, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul’s Schubert Club “Courtroom Concert” series, the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and the American Composers’ Forum. In 2010, Siltberg was featured as a solo performer in Jerusalem’s Mozart and Chopin festivals and performed as part of a chamber music tour of the West Bank and the Golan Heights.  She recently performed Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with Minneapolis’s Kenwood Symphony. She has performed both solo and collaborative recitals in the United States, Canada, the Middle East, Spain, and New Zealand. Siltberg currently teaches at the McNally Smith College of Music.

For more information about other events, visit our website or contact the Waukee Area Arts Council at, PO Box 790, Waukee, IA 50263, or call 515-402-7870.

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