SAXBACK ENSEMBLE | Classical and contemporary music

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9 pm / Campagne Gardens of the Château

(Property of Dordogne Department Council)

Leonard Bernstein, Overture of Candide opera
Claude Debussy, Children’s corner
Modeste Moussorgski, Night on Bald Mountain
Piotr Illitch Tchaïkovski, Souvenirs de Florence
Eric Goubert, Formes instables de gravité de type 3-WZ
Jerry Bock, Fiddler on the roof

The Saxback Ensemble is composed of six musicians coming from the Paris Conservatory and the Amsterdam Conservatory. This innovative band has been directly inspired by Adolph Sax, a genius inventor from the 19th century known for creating the saxophone and the saxhorn (which then gave birth to the euphonium). And also for improving the systems of the clarinet and bass-clarinet!
Returning from the US with a 2nd prize in the 2018 « M-Prize » Chamber Music International Contest, the Saxback Ensemble is widening its artistic scope and exploring the capabilities of their instrumentarium through an order to composer Christian Dachez and by signing up a partnership with the « Revue & Corrigé » magazine, a magazine specialising in heritage cinema, to produce a cinema screening with live music in Paris.
Among others, they played at the Eiffel Tower, at the Musée de la Musique (Paris Philharmonie), at the « Va Jouer Dehors » Festival in the Rieux-Volvèstre cathedral, at Neuilly theatre and even in Central Park, New-York. 

Juliette Adam and Joséphine Besançon, Clarinet
Nicolas Arsenijevic, Antonin Pommel, Paul Lamarque, Saxophone
Hélène Escriva, Euphonium