Have you heard Rimsky Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee” played by Saxophones?
Well, a visiting award winning Armenian group played it marvellously with 4 Saxophones. The complexity of this interlude has always been a great challenge to musicians, and the marvellous performance by the Alma Sax Quartet is just a confirmation of their high level of skill.
At the Britannia Theatre, Dickens World of Chatham, welcomed by Rotarian President Bill Parkinson, it was an evening of Music organised jointly by the Rotary Club of Medway Sunlight and the Conductor Rotarian Norman Blow. On Sunday the 22nd of July, The Brook Concert Orchestra and Chorus teamed up with two Armenian groups Alma Sax Quartet and Junior Sax Quartet, with Alexander Manukyan as their Musical Director, to entertain the audience in a remarkable charity fund raising event.
From traditional Armenian music to classical music including composers such as Mendelssohn, J S Bach, Tchaikovsky and Rossini, to popular music composed by the Abba, and not to forget Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, the audience had a lot to savour and admire.
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