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Break/Open features Caroline Leigh on Saxophone and Greg Hankins on piano. This bold ensemble of classical saxophone and piano blurs the boundaries between musical styles and genres. You’ll hear strains of folk music, jazz, gospel, pop, and minimalism in an evening of music by American, Turkish, and Italian composers on Saturday, June 1st, in the Chapel at 2:00 pm.


Based in Bologna, Italy, Caroline Halleck is a free-lance saxophonist/teacher from the United States. Caroline has performed concerts throughout the United States, Italy, France, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus and San Marino. In the past few years she has appeared in festivals such as Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, Ravenna Festival, Spinacorona Festival, Lago Maggiore Musica, Festival Novecento and Paesaggi Musicali Toscani as well as with associations such as the Amici della Musica, New Muse Concerts, Associazione Musicale Etnea, and Fondazione Gioventù Musicale d’Italia. Caroline holds first prizes in numerous competitions as a soloist including the University of Georgia’s Concerto Competition, and in chamber music including Italy’s Premio delle Arti, Chamber Music Division. Caroline holds degrees from the University of Georgia, Conservatorio di Musica “F.A. Bonporti” di Trento, and is the first saxophonist to graduate from the Fondazione Accademia Internazionale di Imola “Incontri col Maestro”. 


Greg Hankins is a collaborative pianist at the University of Georgia where he is on staff for the UGA Opera Theatre. His recital partners have included members of the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, The Canadian Brass, Metropolitan Opera, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, Boston Symphony, Sao Paulo Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Sydney Symphony, and solo artists and faculty of universities and conservatories around the world. As an active jazz pianist, Greg also writes and arranges for several ensembles. Since 2012, he has served on the faculty of the New York State Summer School for the Arts School of Choral and Vocal Studies.


June 1
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm