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A Musical Journey

The ‘Musical voyage’ takes the audience to France for it’s first stop where the classical
saxophone started with a piece, Tableaux de Provence which is a collection of five
movements written by the French composer Paule Maurice, every movement bringing a
different aesthetic from the French traditional music. The next stop is in Australia with the
beautiful Melbourne Sonata showcasing the saxophonists ability to play for minutes on end without breathing! North America is the last stop before the interval with William Albright’s Sonate for saxophone and piano. This piece could be considered the most contemporary piece on the program but with all the American film influences Albright never strays very far from a beautiful melody, with the second movement often being cited as one of the most beautiful pieces of music written for the classical saxophone.

From North America the journey takes us down into South America and to non-other that
Astor Piazzolla and his Histoire du Tango originally written for flute and guitar but
transposed for soprano saxophone and piano. A prolific composer of the Argentinian Tango, Piazzolla has become a household name around the world and few of his pieces are more well- known than this suite of high-energy, contrasting tangos.

Across the ocean and the music takes us to Japan, a country with centuries of tradition
surrounding their music but with a 20th century fascination for western culture. The Fuzzy
Bird Sonate for alto saxophone and piano written by Takashi Yoshimatsu perfectly captures this genre of Japanese music with glimpses into the traditional music scene coupled with clear western influences. Should the audience wish to hear more music the musicians propose an encore, the beautiful and simple ‘Aria’ by Eugene Bozza creates a stunning contrast after the flamboyant concert!

R165 per person - payable in advance - Free seating
A cash bar will be available before the concert

For all Cultural bookings, please contact us on 021 788 6068 or email tania@casalabia.co.za 
Cucina Labia will be open before the concert for dinner service between 17h30 and 19h50 - bookings are essential & can be made through the Cultural Centre

Earlier Event: July 18
Classical Morning Concert
Later Event: August 15
Classical Morning Concert