Hailed by the New York Times as ‘brilliantly stylish,’ Patrick Posey is a versatile saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist who has performed as a soloist, recitalist, and orchestral musician in the US and across the world. He appears regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony and has performed with musical luminaries including Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Alan Gilbert, and Yefim Bronfman.
Highlights of the 2019-2020 season include performances of John Adams’ Saxophone Concerto with the Redlands Symphony and at the Prague Spring Festival and the world premiere of a work for saxophone and piano quartet by Sean Shepherd. Recent highlights include concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New World Symphony, and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, a solo performance at (le) poisson rouge in New York City, a recital in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and appearances at the Lincoln Center Festival and the BBC Proms in London. He is a founding member of the Los Angeles Reed Quintet (LARQ) and of the performance collective Le Train Bleu, and has appeared at Carnegie Hall with composers Michael Tilson Thomas, John Adams, Thomas Adès, and Peter Eötvös leading concerts of their own works.
In addition to performing as a western classical musician, Posey has collaborated with Iraqi oud virtuoso Rahim Al Haj including a visit to Oman in 2011, and in 2009 performed as ocarina soloist with the YouTube Symphony in a livestream that was archived on the site and has been viewed over 1.7 million times. He can be heard on forthcoming releases from the LA Phil (Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet led by Gustavo Dudamel), the San Francisco Symphony (Ives’ Symphony #4 with Michael Tilson Thomas), and in the world premiere recording by the Lake Forest Symphony of Jim Stephenson’s Symphony no. 3.