Come enjoy the most popular composition in Dutch history played by no less than eight 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 Het Nederlands Saxofoon Octet (The Dutch Saxophone Octet).
HetNederlands Saxofoon 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 again serene. The musicians follow each other or take another initiative in a seemingly endless game. Het Nederlands Saxofoon Oxtet made, with the approval of the Ten Holt heirs, a version of air and keys.
This live performance will be preceded by a short introduction by one of the octet members.
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SG & USE registration
You can only register for SG&USE if you watch the entire program live (so not watching it at a later time) and if you complete an online SG&USE registration form within five minutes after the end of the program. Before the program starts we will explain where and when you can find the link to the registration form. Keep your student ID number at hand, because you'll need to fill it out in the form. Please make sure your registration is done properly, otherwise we cannot verify that you were present.
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