The Classical Saxophone
As the opening concert of the season the Grand Chamber Music Series proudly presents the Belgian classical saxophonist Stef Verpraet and the Grand String Quartet.
Verpraet has performed as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide. He has shared the stage with some of the most legendary musicians in his field and has recorded for television and radio throughout Europe. He is joined by the Grand String Quartet which was appointed ‘Quartet in Residence’ at The Grand in Folkestone in 2018.
Most people associate the saxophone with jazz, however, this instrument has a long standing tradition in the world of classical music.
Since the invention of the saxophone in 1846 by the Belgian Adolphe Sax, the unique sound of this instrument has inspired composers and audiences alike. This concert explores the magical combination of sounds between string instruments and the saxophone. Original compositions by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Adolf Busch and Eric Hessel not only challenge the musicians but also embrace music experts and novices alike.
We hope you will join us in celebrating the beginning of a new season filled with musical excellence at The Grand!