Xelo Giner is one of the great exponents of contemporary saxophone music, and her program binds together each piece in a logical progression that also reflects the turbulence and vicissitudes of the European avant-garde. Kurtág?s miniatures, in arrangements by the composer, summon up the essence of his aesthetic ideology, while Stockhausen explores elements of antagonistic forces in In Freundschaft. Steen-Andersen?s De Profundis demands extreme virtuosity, and Hèctor Parra?s sonic alchemy in Chymisch shows how composers are extending the instrument?s technical compass. Xelo Giner is an internationally renowned saxophonist and is the dedicatee of over 70 works, who has given the national premieres of pieces by composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Phill Niblock, Alvin Curran and Mauricio Sotelo, among others. She performs internationally and has appeared under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel and Roberto Abbado.