Discover UNITED SAXOPHONES, our series with the Orchestre d'Harmonie de la Région Centre

Découvrez UNITED SAXOPHONES, notre série avec l’Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Région Centre
Initiated by Philippe Ferro (musical director of the OHRC), this programme aims to promote works dedicated to the saxophone to a wide audience.

Since its inception in 1982, l’Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Région Centre (OHRC) has been known for its high quality of interpretation. Its artistic and musical director, Philippe Ferro, has contributed to the rediscovery of little-known works, and to enriching the repertoire by commissioning pieces from today's greatest composers.

Henri SELMER Paris presents today, in partnership with this reference ensemble, a new series entitled "United Saxophones". This series will present works resulting from encounters between the OHRC and several great names in the saxophone world.

The first episode of the series is devoted to Vincent David's concerto, Reflets, recorded in October 2019.

The piece is in three movements: a dance, a slow movement and a rather brilliant finale. Between the different movements, Vincent David gives us his personal comments on the birth of the piece, his journey, his experience with OHRC...

It's quite curious for me to listen and play "Reflets", because since then I've evolved and I wouldn't make the same music at all with those same ideas. And that's what's super interesting in an artistic journey. These images, these postcards of a given moment that represent us but that we are constantly questioning and becoming.

"United Saxophones" brings together some of the best French saxophonists in a spirit of sharing and conviviality. In the next episodes, you will discover a piece written by Fred Pallem and interpreted by the Quatuor Habanera, a creation by Frank Ticheli played par Claude Delangle, et then a creation by Philippe Geiss played by Diastema Quartet.

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