RNCM Saxophone Day At 20
Featuring Apollo Saxophone Quartet
Sunday 15 November 2020, 2.00pm
Booking for this event has now closed and the post-show Zoom Q&A is fully booked.
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To mark what would have been the 20th edition of RNCM Saxophone Day, we present a digital edition looking back at past guest artists, some of our incredible saxophone alumni, and an exclusive performance from the Apollo Saxophone Quartet.
This hour-long event, hosted by artistic directors Rob Buckland and Andy Scott, will celebrate the history of the RNCM Saxophone Day and of all the artists and alumni who have made the event such a highlight in the annual calendar for our loyal supporters.
Whilst we are unable to welcome audiences to the building at the moment, we are delighted that the Apollo Saxophone Quartet will be presenting a performance streamed from the RNCM Concert Hall, featuring world premières from two composers with ties to the RNCM – Larry Goves and Steve Whibley – alongside music written for the group by Graham Fitkin and Keith Tippett.
Our online event will also feature performances and messages from our fantastic alumni, including Emma McPhilemy, Jenni Watson, Simon Willescroft, Gilly Blair, Amy Roberts, Anthony Brown and Alastair Penman, to name but a few.
At the end of the event, join the saxophone community live on Zoom in an informal Q&A session hosted by RNCM Saxophone Day artistic directors Rob Buckland and Andy Scott, with special guests.
We’re very grateful to our headline sponsors, Henri Selmer Paris, Légère Reeds, Vandoren and Yamaha, as well as Astute Music, C D Wiggins Sheet Music, D’Addario, Howarth of London and Steve Crow Sax Repairs, for their support of this event.
Apollo Saxophone Quartet programme:
Claudia Session arr Larry Goves Occhio Io Vissi Di Voi (world première)
Graham Fitkin Hurl
Keith Tippett The Pastor (from Five Short Pieces & Four Whispers for Archie’s Chair)
Steve Whibley Locked (world première)
All music written for the Apollo Saxophone Quartet
Rob Buckland soprano saxophone
Carl Raven alto saxophone
Andy Scott tenor saxophone
Jim Fieldhouse baritone saxophone
This is a free livestream event, booking required, with the additional Q&A taking place over Zoom. Bookings close at noon on Friday 13 November and your livestream and Zoom links will be emailed to you the day before the event.
Booking for this event has now closed and the post-show Zoom Q&A is fully booked. If you would like to view the main livestream on Sunday, please email our Festivals Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the event.
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