The 15th RNCM Saxophone Day will take place on Sunday 9 November 2014, just three days after the 200th anniversary of Adolph Sax’ birth.
This year’s event is neatly timed, taking place on the exact day that Sax’ birth was registered 200 years ago, and will feature new works to celebrate the 200th anniversary performed by the RNCM Saxophone Orchestra on the RNCM concourse before the main evening concert. There will also be new pieces to be workshopped in the huge Massed Saxophone Orchestra session, which traditionally starts the day.
The Saxophone Day, directed by RNCM tutors Rob Buckland and Andy Scott, has developed over the years into the largest event of its kind in the UK, attracting over 200 saxophonists of all ages and levels. This year’s event, the first RNCM festival to take place in the conservatoire’s newly refurbished concert hall, promises to be the best ever. There will be a packed programme of workshops, masterclasses and concerts, as well as many trade stands, with a wide range of instruments, accessories and sheet music.
Special guests include Mark Lockheart's Big Idea and Philippe Geiss. Big Idea will give the main evening performance, and Mark Lockheart will also provide an insight into his successful career in an interview with Rob Buckland. Philippe Geiss, Artistic Director of the World Saxophone Congress 2015 in Strasbourg, will give a performance, a masterclass and a presentation on the Congress. Award winning RNCM alumnus Anthony Brown will also return to give a recital with Leo Nicholson.
Click to visit the RNCM website for more details about the Saxophone Day
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