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Music for third millenium

The Sax-Ensemble / classical, contemporary

Website(s) : http://www.sax-ensemble.com / http://www.artespanex.com

The Sax-Ensemble, the most prestigious contemporary music group of Spain presents a program including two pieces : Leo by Carlos Cruz de Castro and Concerto de Camara nº 3 by Jesus Rueda.

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Biography

The Sax-Ensemble group was created in 1987 with the objective of promoting the creation and dissemination of contemporary music. It consists of a flexible chamber group including, as a base, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, saxophone quartet, piano, percussion and electroacoustic music, but which relies, when necessary, on the participation of other wind and string instruments and voice, in many of its performances. In its wide repertoire, together with traditional pieces, we can mainly find pieces by contemporary authors, both Spanish and foreign. In 1997, the Sax-Ensemble received the National Music Award for Interpretation, mainly because of its contribution to Spanish music and in recognition of its ten years of existence at that time.

More informations

The Sax-Ensemble is the group most prestigious contemporary music of Spain. He has made 150 world premieres and has recorded 15 CDs and 2 DVDs. It is the first group awarded the National Music Prize in Spain.

This project represents the work of Sax-Ensemble Group is the group of camera that has most contributed to the Spanish music in the last 20 years. Also is the group most saxophone repertoire been created in Europe since 1987, providing a very important contribution to saxophone repertoire in recent decades.

The program has included two of his most acclaimed pieces:
“Leo” by Carlos Cruz de Castro and “Concerto de Camara” nº 3 by Jesus Rueda.

“Leo” By Carlos Cruz de Castro, it´s a piece for saxophne quartet, piano and two percussisonists.

“Concerto de Camara” nº 3 by Jesus Rueda consists in a piece for saxophone octet and two percussionists.

Both pieces represent the most spectacular music written in recent years in Spain, yet with a contemporary aesthetic.
They have represented countless times in TV shows of classical music.

Programming

10/07/2015 16:30 - 17:15

Cité de la musique et de la danse - Salle 21

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Musicians / speakers

  • Miriam Castellanos / Barytone saxophone (Spain)
  • Pilar Montejano / tenor saxophone (Spain)
  • Francisco Herrero / alto saxophone (Spain)
  • Francisco Martinez / soprano saxophone (Spain)
  • Kayoko Morimoto / piano (Spain)
  • Miguel Angel Perez / percussion (Spain)
  • Roberto Fernandez / percussion (Spain)
  • Alain Crepin / Director (Spain)

Program

  • Oeuvre 1 (Carlos Cruz de Castro)
  • Oeuvre 2 (Jesus Rueda)

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