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Staff Sgt. Doug O'Connor

Staff Sgt. Nict Starr, piano
Staff Sgt. Jake Harpster, percussion

Wrath, Stacy Garrop
I. Menace
II. Shock
III. Amok

Ajax is all about attack, for soprano saxophone and percussion, Robert Hasegawa


Praised for his “seamless technique” and “sumptuous lyricism” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Staff Sergeant Doug O’Connor has performed across Asia, Europe, and the U.S. He is a co-founder of the Global Premiere Consortium Commissioning Project, an online platform for instigating the composition, dissemination, and performance of new music worldwide. He has been featured as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic, Symphony in C, Musica Nova, the Eastman Jazz Ensembles, as well as various college percussion ensembles. O’Connor holds a Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance from the University of Maryland and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Eastman School of Music. He has served on the faculties of University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, Towson University and Eastman School of Music, as saxophonist with the United States Naval Academy Band, and is currently a ceremonial band saxophonist with The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.”