Saxophone Concert

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Tuesday, November 2, 2004 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The birthday of Adolph Sax, Belgian instrument maker, acoustician, and inventor, will be celebrated during this festive concert. Sax, born in Dinant, Belgium on November 6, 1814, was one of the 19th centuryís leading acousticians and inventors of various musical instruments. The best-known of these instruments is the saxophone, invented around 1840 and patented in 1844. Sax invented seven different sizes of saxophones in alternating keys, including: sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, and contrabass. The saxophone has made its name in all styles of music.

To celebrate the 190th anniversary of Saxís birth, the concert will feature the students of the University of Georgia Saxophone Studio in concert with Dr. Kenneth Fischer, UGA Professor of Saxophone. Various composers from throughout the world will be represented. The performers will present both solo and chamber works featuring four different sizes of the saxophone.

Festive refreshments will be served following the performance. Come and celebrate the birthday of adolphe sax!