Andy Scott and his music will feature heavily in SaxOpen, the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, next month.
Andy Scott will feature as both performer and composer in The Tenor Saxophone Collective at a featured SaxOpen Festival evening event entitled The Strasbourg Project on Sunday 12th July at 6pm. Conceived by Andy Scott and Erin Royer, and comprising twelve established tenor saxophonists from across the world, the ensemble will present eight world premieres of music written especially for this exciting event.
Celebrating 30 years at the forefront of the UK music scene, the Apollo Saxophone Quartet will present a programme selected from the ensemble’s 30th anniversary CD Perspectives. The recital will take place at 4.00pm on Friday 10 July.
Under the direction of Rob Buckland and Andy Scott, the RNCM Saxophone Orchestra will give a recital on Saturday 11 July at 12.00 noon. Exploiting the versatility of the saxophone, the ensemble will present a programme taking inspiration from jazz, contemporary classical and folk music. Their programme will include The Golden Horn by Andy Scott as well as other new works commissioned from emerging and established British composers.
As previously reported, Andy Scott’s SaxAssault will give the closing concert on 14 July, with a pop focused programme featuring the original Supertramp saxophonist, John Helliwell. The concert will include the premiere of some brand new charts by Andy Scott for nine saxophones and rhythm section, including a guitar in the line-up for the first time. Andy Scott is grateful to Selmer Paris for supporting this free public event linked to the city's Bastille Day celebrations.
Big Red by Andy Scott will be performed by Yorkshire Saxophone Choir as part of a programme of works by British composers on Monday 13 July at 9.30am.
SaxOpen is the latest incarnation of the triennial World Saxophone Congress, which brings together professional, students and amateur saxophonists from across the globe to perform on the world stage and share their passion for the saxophone. Directed by Philippe Geiss, SaxOpen will be dedicated to research (congress) and festivities (festival). The event will be open to the public and to all styles of music, with the main themes being tradition, research and innovation.
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