Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra will be performing live at the Grade II listed Melton Bandstand in New Park, near the Town Centre, as part of the town’s Summer Bands Concert programme.
Phoenix is a large sax ensemble, with 15-18 members playing seven different types of saxophone, from the tiny sopranino through the more commonly seen soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, to the enormous bass and contrabass sax.
The orchestra will be playing a range of easy listening music, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon, from folk songs and light classical to jazz, swing and pop tunes. You'll also be able to hear the group's rendition of Julius Fučík’s ‘Entry of the Gladiators’, shortlisted last year for a Royal Philharmonic Society Inspiration Award, which is famous the world over as the best known piece of circus music.
If you'd like to see and hear us play, we would love to see you! Entrance is free.