Pat Posey | tubax
Hailed by the New York Times as ‘brilliantly stylish,’ Pat Posey (he/they) is a versatile performer, composer, educator, and administrator. Based in Los Angeles, he has performed extensively with orchestras including the San Francisco, Pacific, and National Symphonies, as well as the Philadelphia Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
As a chamber musician he is a founding member of the Los Angeles Reed Quintet, and has premiered works by Sean Shepherd and a formerly-lost trio by the Austrian-Jewish-American composer Edvard Moritz. He was invited to appear as soloist in the saxophone concerto of John Adams at the Prague Spring Festival, and has appeared at Carnegie Hall with composers Adams, Thomas Adés, Peter Eötvos, and Michael Tilson Thomas conducting their own works. He has collaborated with Iraqi oud virtuoso Rahim AlHaj, and in 2009 performed as ocarina soloist with the YouTube Symphony. As an educator he has served on the faculty at the USC Thornton School of Music and held leadership positions at the Music Academy of the West and the Juilliard School.
He can be heard playing tubax on Jognic Bontemps’ score to Transformers, Rise of the Beasts, as well as on releases by Wild Up (Julius Eastman volume 3), and as principal saxophonist in the San Francisco Symphony (Ives Symphony 4), Lake Forest Symphony (Stephenson Symphony 3) and Michael Torke Orchestra (Time and Psalms and Canticles).