A trained classical saxophone, David now enjoys performing a variety of styles including jazz, improvisation, contemporary classical, musical theatre, and pop. As a classical saxophonist, he is a sought after contemporary soloist and has performs with the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra, his own saxophone quartet, and as a chamber musician. He has appeared with groups such as International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), ALEA III, Hub New Music, Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, the Navy Band East, and the Masterworks Festival Orchestra. As a contemporary saxophonist, he has worked with composers that include Gunther Schuller, Pauline Oliveros, Stratis Minakakis, Robert Honstein, Pamela Madsen, and Jeremy Van Buskirk.

David Stevens, alto saxophone Reese Williams, French horn Contrafactum I-III. Contrafactum refers to the state of consciousness that Milan Kundera describes in Immortality as the "marvelous swinging between wakefulness and sleep."


Past Performances:

Duo: Contrafactum for alto saxophone and French horn by Stratis Minakakis, NEC’s Black Box theater. February 21st, 2019

Duo: Contrafactum for alto saxophone and French horn by Stratis Minakakis, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA. February 4th, 2019 * world premiere

Solo: Caprice en forme de valse by Paul Bonneau and Aria by Eugene Bozza, Winchester Multicultural Institute Fundraiser, MA. May 24th, 2018 (Alto saxophone)

Andrew Steinberg's Final DMA Recital: Rasch II by Franco Donatoni, directed by Stephen Drury, NEC, Boston, MA. April 14th, 2018 (Baritone Saxophone)

NEC(Shivaree): Rasch II by Franco Donatoni, directed by Stephen Drury, NEC, Boston, MA. April 12th, 2018 (Baritone Saxophone)

Saxophone Quartet: Plumbing Museum Family Concert, Watertown, MA. January 20th, 2018 (Baritone Saxophone)

Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra: New Works Series, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NY, NY. December 9th, 2017 (Tenor Saxophone)

Saxophone Quartet: Community for All Concert #3, Walnut Street Synagogue of Chelsea, MA. November 19, 2017 (Baritone Saxophone)

Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra: New Works Series, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA. November 11, 2017 (Tenor Saxophone)

Saxophone Quartet: The HUB, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA. October 14th, 2017 (Baritone Saxophone)

Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra: Inaugural Concert, Dana Hall School of Music, Wellesley, MA. April 9th, 2017 (Baritone Saxophone)