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Workshops Accommodation
Slovensko Italiano

Nova Gorica, 25 June to 1 July 2019   

For the 23rd consecutive year, Nova Gorica will once again host a gathering of young, talented saxophonists from Slovenia and abroad. SAXGO19 – The International Saxophone Meeting in Slovenia, which is also the longest running festival in the city, will host a festival, workshops and a masterclass, with world-class saxophone musicians.

The three-day saxophone workshop, aimed at classical saxophonists - APPLICATION FORM, will take place from 25 to 27 June under the mentorship of Jan Gričar and Nicolas Arsenijevic, and the three-day saxophone workshop, aimed at jazz saxophonists - APPLICATION FORM, will take place from 26 to 28 June under the mentorship of Jure Pukl. In addition to both workshops, we are extending the invitation to join the one-day improvisation masterclass - APPLICATION FORM, led by Evan Parker on Saturday 29 June 2019.

Under the artistic direction of Professor Matjaž Drevenšek and Boštjan Simon we will see perform excellent, world-renowned saxophonists, who will enrich the already variegated festival programme. During the eight days of concerts in Nova Gorica and its surroundings, we will be able to enjoy the saxophone in various musical contexts – from classical compositions, to jazz and a variety of other contemporary styles, all of which reveal its expressive features.

This year's festival will feature Jan Kus & The Slavo Rican Assembly, Jan Gričar & Nicolas Arsenijevic & Sae Lee, Marcelo Nisinman & Maja Lisac Barroso, Jure Pukl and Evan Parker & Zlatko Kaučič. The festival will conclude with a big concert in the amphitheater at the Kromberk Castle, where the world-famous American alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett will perform with his quintet. Getting into summer could not get any better, could it?

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Artistic directors
Matjaž Drevenšek
Boštjan Simon

Classical saxophone workshop led by:
Jan Gričar (SI)
Nicolas Arsenijevic (FR/SRB)

Jazz saxophone workshop led by:
Jure Pukl (SI)

Improvisation masterclass led by:
Evan Parker (GB)

Piano accompanist:
Neža Koželj (SI)

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Project manager: 
Pavla Jarc, director of the Nova Gorica Cultural Centre

Contact person and programme coordinator:
Barbara Poša Belingar
T: +386 5 335 40 13
M: +386 41 775 089
E: pr@kulturnidom-ng.si
W: www.kulturnidom-ng.si

Kulturni dom Nova Gorica
Bevkov trg 4
SI - 5000 Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica Music School in Saksofonija Music Society 

Representative of the co-organisers:
Sandi Vrabec, headmaster of the Nova Gorica Music School

Municipality of Nova Gorica
Municipality of Goriška Brda
Franciscan Monastery Kostanjevica in Nova Gorica

Media sponsors:
Radio Robin
Radio Koper


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Kulturni dom Nova Gorica,
Bevkov trg 4, SI-5000 Nova Gorica
T: + 386 5 335 40 10

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