Put some sax in your classical music

Philip Glass.

Philip Glass.

THE VATICAN once declared that the saxophone “gave reasonable concern for scandal”, but a concert coming to Galway will show the real scandal is how neglected this instrument is by classical composers.

Rock musicians like David Bowie and jazzmen like John Coltraine have shown just how wonderfully versatile an instrument the saxophone is and The Sonic.Art Saxophone Quartet will showcase how will it works for classical music on Tuesday at 8pm in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway.

On the night the quartet - Ruth Velte (soprano saxophone ), Alexander Doroshkevich (alto sax ), Adrian Tully (tenor sax ), and Annegret Schmiedl (baritone sax ) - will perform Bach’s ‘Italian Concert’; Philip Glass’ String Quartet Nr3 (Mishima ); György Ligeti’s ‘6 Bagatelles’, David Fennessy’s ‘Neon’, and Astor Piazzolla’s ‘Histoires du Tango’.

Tickets are €20/16/6 from Music for Galway (091 - 705962, [email protected] ), Opus II, or www.tht.ie Philip Glass fans should also note that on Monday November 12 at 7.30pm there will be a screening of the documentary Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUIG (across from the cathedral ). Admission is free. For more information contact 091 - 705962.

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