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.
As is tradition, we kick off the proceedings – and give everyone the chance to play – with the now legendary Massed Saxophone Orchestra. This year there is also a concert by sax ‘supergroup’ Group S featuring John Helliwell (Supertramp), Simon Willescroft (Duran Duran), Krzysztof Urbanski and the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, and an incredible rhythm section that features guest pianist Jason Rebello (Sting), Laurence Cottle and Elliott Henshaw. We’re also delighted to welcome the internationally-renowned Timothy McAllister, following his reprisal of John Adams’ City Noir with Gustav Dudamel and the Berlin Philharmonic this Summer.
Rob Buckland, Andy Scott artistic directors
To book a full Day Ticket (£34) for Saxophone Day please call the RNCM Box Office on 0161 907 5555
Student/Under 18s £17
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 & Mullins (Vandoren, Yanagisawa, Trevor James), Forton Music, Henri Selmer Paris, JHS & Co Ltd (BG France, P Mauriat, Odyssey), John Packer Ltd, Sax.co.uk, Windstruments Ltd, C D Wiggins Sheet Music, D’Addario, Hummingbird & Maskarade, June Emerson Wind Music, Worldwind Music Ltd and Yamaha, plus more to be confirmed on the day.