Programme to include:
Michael Nyman – Chasing Sheep is best left to Shepherds
Gabriel Fauré – Pavane
Josie Simmons – Suite of Irish Folk Tunes
Rob Buckland – New York Hat
Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion & Libertango
George Gershwin – American in Paris
Marici Saxes will get our weekend off to a dazzling start, with a performance of tracks from their hotly-awaited debut album “Light”. Brimming with life and energy, this eclectic album of classical standards, folk and rare musical gems will redefine everything you thought you knew about the saxophone. Don’t miss the chance to hear why the group have such an international following on social media, including over 800,000 views of their YouTube channel.
Four unique musicians, supremely successful saxophonists all, they came together through a craving for collective creativity. Since their inception, in 2010, they have established a considerable online presence and drawn an enthusiastic international following with their reworking of revered classics peppered with a smattering of original compositions.
The richest harmony of tone and musicianship brought this ensemble together; the diversity of range and styles is what sets them apart. Each of the female members is classically trained but their joint musical palette offers shades of pop, big-band, jazz and musical theatre too.
Marici Saxes are alumni either of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama or the Royal Northern College of Music – or both. They have, individually, performed with such diverse luminaries as Sting, Seal and Ben Howard, and with esteemed ensembles including The BBC Concert Orchestra, The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra among many others. It is with this wealth of experience that Marici Saxes have united to form an exciting and vibrant ensemble
“Light” – the group’s hotly awaited debut album featuring Marici Saxes’ most popular online hits together with newer, eclectic works will be available to purchase after the concert. Brimming with life and energy, this eclectic album of classical standards, folk and rare musical gems will redefine everything you thought you knew about the saxophone. Music includes film music, original works and classics from Fauré, Rachmaninov, Piazzolla and Jenkins.
The group already have an international following on social media, which in total includes over 800,000 views for their YouTube channel and thousands of subscribers. Online fans of the quartet have enquiring about an album for years and it was actually this huge enthusiasm that spurred them to make the album, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s ‘Real World Studios’, Wiltshire.
St Chad’s Church Uppermill OL3 6LW