Cambridge Music Festival: AMY DICKSON, SAXOPHONE

Thursday 7 November 2019
Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge

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Amy Dickson saxophone
Martin Cousins piano
Milhaud Scaramouche
Ravel Pavane
Decruck Sonata for Saxophone
Piazzolla Milonga del Angel
Philip Glass Violin Sonata (arr. for saxophone by Amy Dickson)
Equally at home at Ronnie Scott’s or prestigious concert halls around the world, Grammy Award-winner Amy Dickson presents an evening of classical, jazz, Argentinian tango and the minimalism of Philip Glass.
Amy celebrates the saxophone through two great women of 20th-century musical Paris: the great patron of the arts, Princesse de Polignac; and Nadia Boulanger, the composition teacher par excellence whose pupils included Philip Glass and Piazzolla.
For the Glass, Amy has mastered ‘circular breathing’ – the art of breathing in while playing out meaning she can play impossibly long phrases!
‘She has an individual tone, luscious, silky smooth, sultry and voluptuous by turns; her phrasing is beautifully finished, her control of dynamic infinitely subtle.’ Gramophone
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1 hour 10 minutes, no interval
Running times are approximate and subject to change