23rd INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE MEETING SAXGO19
Nova Gorica, 25 June to 1 July 2019
For the 23rd consecutive year, Nova Gorica will once again host a gathering of young, talented saxophonists from Slovenia and abroad. SAXGO19 – The International Meeting of Saxophonists in Slovenia, which is also the longest running festival in the city, will host a festival, workshops and a masterclass, with world-class saxophone musicians.
The three-day saxophone workshop, aimed at classical saxophonists, will take place from 25–27 June under the mentorship of Jan Gričar and the three-day saxophone workshop, aimed at jazz saxophonists, will take place from 26–28 June under the mentorship of Jure Pukl. In addition to both workshops, we are extending the invitation to join the one-day jazz improvisation masterclass, led by Evan Parker on Saturday 29 June 2019.
Under the artistic direction of Professor Matjaž Drevenšek and Boštjan Simon we will see perform excellent, world-renowned saxophonists, who will enrich the already variegated festival programme. During the eight days of concerts in Nova Gorica and its surroundings, we will be able to enjoy the saxophone in various musical contexts – from classical compositions, to jazz and a variety of other contemporary styles, all of which reveal its expressive features.
This year's festival will feature Jan Kus & The Slavo Rican Assembly, Jan Gričar & Sae Lee, Marcelo Nisinman & Maja Lisac Barroso, Jure Pukl and Evan Parker & Zlatko Kaučič. The festival will conclude with a big concert in the amphitheater at the Kromberk Castle, where the world-famous American alto saxophonist Kenny Garreth will perform with his quintet. Getting into summer could not get any better, would it?
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Classical saxophone workshop led by:
Jan Gričar (SI)
Jazz saxophone workshop led by:
Evan Parker (GB)
Jure Pukl (SI)
Jazz improvisation masterclass led by:
Evan Parker (GB)
Sae Lee (JPN/SI)
More info about the workshops teachers is coming soon.
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Pavla Jarc, director of the Nova Gorica Cultural Centre
Contact person and programme coordinator:
Barbara Poša Belingar
T: +386 5 335 40 13
M: +386 41 775 089
Kulturni dom Nova Gorica
Bevkov trg 4
SI - 5000 Nova Gorica
Representative of the co-organisers:
Sandi Vrabec, headmaster of the Nova Gorica Music School
Municipality of Nova Gorica
Municipality of Goriška Brda
Franciscan Monastery Kostanjevica in Nova Gorica
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