Soon we'll be flying to Croatia to attend (and perform in) the World Saxophone Congress. I've checked out the agenda, a week of exciting performances and inspirational people.
For quite a while I've had an old CD in my car that I listen to now and again. It's a recording of Nobuya Sugawa performing Takashi Yoshimatsu's Saxophone Concerto "Cyber Bird" for Alto Saxophone, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 59 (1994). One of the most amazing compositions I have ever experienced, and an inspirational performance by Sugawa.
Sarah told me today that Nobuya Sugawa is going to the World Congress, and is going to perform "Cyber Bird" with orchestra and piano! Wow, a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear it live...
If you can't be there to hear it, here's a link to a recording on Spotify.
Talking of inspirational events, details of the Sixth Annual Saxophone Day at the University of Huddersfield are on Sarah's website.
Subscribe to keep up to date with the Quirk ensemble, or saxophone compositions added to the site: