Mathias Van de Louw Presents “Saxophone Throughout History”


For his recital, Mathias Van de Louw will play various pieces from the history of the saxophone repertoire. His program aims to create a timeline of how saxophone repertoire has changed since the invention of the instrument as well as to present pieces of various different styles to the audience. Highlights from the program include transcriptions of Eccles’ Sonata for String Bass and Debussy’s Syrinx, as well as a waltz titled Valse Vanite by saxophone virtuoso Rudy Weidoeft.

Mathias is a senior at Hershey High School who has been playing the saxophone for over eight years. He has studied saxophone with Tom Strohman as well as composition and music theory with Greg Strohman. His leadership skills shine through his role as drum major for the Hershey Trojan Marching Band and his internship with Mr. Brandon Buterbaugh, Director of Bands at Hershey High School. Mathias’s musical talent has earned him a place in prestigious ensembles like the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District, Region, and All-State Bands, as well as membership in the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Excited to further his musical journey, Mathias will pursue saxophone studies under the guidance of Dr. Timothy McAllister at the University of Michigan this fall.