There is an exciting opportunity for young Saxophonists coming up in February.

The renowned Apollo Saxophone Quartet will be performing in Glossop Parish Church on Friday 22nd February 2019, as part of the Glossop Music Festival.  ASQ and the Glossop Music Festival, in partnership with the Dark Peak Music Foundation  will offer educational and performance opportunities to Derbyshire sax players in advance of the concert.

Two members of the Quartet, Carl Raven and Jim Fieldhouse, will run a workshop in the afternoon for young Derbyshire sax players of all abilities. The aim is to create an ad hoc Sax Ensemble to prepare and play specially arranged pieces.  The pieces will be performed before the ASQ concert in the evening to the full audience. Students from the RNCM Saxophone Department will support the event. 

The workshop will consist of two sessions of rehearsal  running from 2pm until 5.30. Refreshments will, of course be available. The event will include rehearsals and ensemble playing and there will be ample opportunity for one-to-one advice throughout. 

The players will then perform their pieces before a full audience at the evening’s concert, and have reserved places, free of charge for the remainder of the performance. 

We believe this is a wonderful opportunity for young players of all abilities to get some first-class tuition, meet professional players and conservatoire students and gain experience of live concert performance.  

Places are limited so please do spread the word and encourage young sax players of all standards to get in touch. 

For bookings or other queries please contact Andy Zuntz at a.zuntz@darkpeakmusic.co.uk