SATURDAY 21st JULY 2018
ABOUT MARICI SAXES
Michael Nyman: Chasing sheep is best left to Shepherds
Gabriel Faure: Pavane
Josie Simmons: Suite of Irish Folk Tunes
Rob Buckland: New York Hat
Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion & Libertango
John Tavener: The Lamb
Bob Mintzer: Quartet No 1
Richard Rodney Bennett: Four Country Dances
George Gershwin: American in Paris
A marriage of harmony and diversity sums up English saxophone quartet Marici Saxes. 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.
* Let there, then, be Light – the group’s hotly awaited debut album featuring Marici Saxes’ most popular online hits together with newer, eclectic works.
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