Tower Duo is a flute and saxophone ensemble based in Columbus, Ohio that specializes in creating engaging musical experiences with a particular interest in performing and premiering contemporary works by living composers. Tower Duo, whose members are flutist, Erin Helgeson Torres (Visiting Assistant Professor at Ohio Northern University and flutist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra) and saxophonist, Michael Rene Torres (Lecturer of Saxophone at Ohio State University and Artistic Director of the Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble), has been performing together since 2007 and gave its inaugural recital at the Brevard Music Center Festival and Institute in North Carolina.
The duo has since performed all across the United States as guest artists at universities, conferences, and festivals. Highlights include the Omaha Chamber Music Society’s Eko Nova series, the Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project’s Re:Sound New Music Festival, and multiple North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial conferences. Tower Duo recently recorded their debut album, CROSSWIND, which features the duo’s favorite collaborations with composers from the first decade of their artistic work. Crosswind was released under the Ravello label of PARMA Recordings in January of 2019.
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