One of the most popular events we stage here during the year, RNCM Saxophone Day is the UK’s largest annual sax gathering. We throw open our doors and welcome players of all ages and abilities and present a day jam-packed with participatory workshops and concerts, alongside a large trade exhibition.
We kick off the proceedings – and give everyone the chance to play – with the now legendary Massed Saxophone Orchestra. This year, guests Leo van Oostrom, collector and pioneer of the classical and jazz saxophone in The Netherlands, and Erik-Jan de With give a tribute concert to the inventor of the saxophone. We welcome back Emma McPhilemy, recent graduate from the RNCM’s International Artist Diploma, to give a spotlight solo recital.
We continue to support the many youth saxophone groups from across the UK by inviting the High Wycombe Music Centre Saxophone Choir to give a pre-concert performance. The day’s headline concert sees the UK première of a ground-breaking new collaborative project between Rotterdam-based Artvark Saxophone Quartet and Manchester-based Apollo Saxophone Quartet.
From the very earliest repertoire written for the instrument to the contemporary solo saxophone genre and the most up-to-date genre-merging collaboration, this year’s Saxophone Day promises to be another captivating and stimulating event. We hope you can join us.
Rob Buckland, Andy Scott artistic directors
Day Tickets include entry to all events and workshops. Some sessions are exclusive to Day Ticket holders.
To book a full Day Ticket (£36) for Saxophone Day please call the RNCM Box Office on 0161 907 5555
Student/Under 18s £18
In between events, don’t forget to check out our extensive trade fair, where you can pick up anything from sheet music to reeds, from small accessories to brand new instruments. Our exhibition will feature stalls from Barnes and Mullins Ltd, D’Addario, Henri Selmer Paris, Howarth of London, John Packer Ltd, June Emerson Wind Music, Steve Crow Saxophone Repairs, Windstruments Ltd, Yamaha, plus more to be confirmed on the day.
with Barnes & Mullins Ltd