Queer Saxophonists Nathan Mertens (he/him) and Kyle Jones (he/him) are currently commissioning a new chamber work from Anthony Green (he/him) and a solo work by Olivia Shortt (they/them), specifically addressing narratives existing inside the LGBTQIA+ community. As classical saxophonists, we looked internally at our own community and our repertoire and began asking, “What music is currently being represented and what voices are missing?” In addition to the public performance of these works, Nathan and Kyle will be partnering with local LGBTQIA+ organizations to offer a mentorship/learning opportunity with area LGBTQIA+ youth.
Grant Type : Inspiration (artist)
Year : 2021-2022
County : Jackson
City : Kansas City
State : MO