Concert and lecture

Canto Ostinato

The Dutch saxophone octet
Thursday, March 19 , 8:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Luna, Corona
Price: Free (Student) € 7.50 (Others)

Come enjoy the most popular composition in Dutch history played by eight (8!) saxophones in a seemingly endless game.


The saxophone comes in many guises: from the scintillating, high sopranino to the well-known soprano, alto, tenor and baritone all the way to the rough-grained, fat sound of the bass saxophone. They are all represented in The Dutch Saxophone octet.

The Dutch saxophone octet plays the wildly popular Canto Ostinato. A carefully selected set of notes develops through 8 mouths, along 16 hands and 80 fingers. In an organic way rhythm and melody become more complex and again simple, noisier and again calm, emphatic and serene again. The musicians follow each other or take another initiative in a seemingly endless game. The Dutch Saxophone Octet made, with the approval of the Ten Holt heirs, a version of air and keys.

There will also be a short introduction on the piece by one of the Octet members.

This program will take place in the Luna building at TU/e campus. To find the location check this page for route and ma