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LA SAX (Saxaphone Ensemble in Hong Kong)
Date: 21st June 2014
Time: 16:00-17:00
Venue: Wanchai Ferry Pier (East Wing)
Hub: Wan Chai

La Sax, founded in 2005, is regarded as one of the earliest saxophone ensembles in Hong Kong. With the goal of encouraging public interest in the art of classical music, La Sax dedicates to provide high quality concerts to the audience. Over the years , La Sax has been performing extensively in Hong Kong and Macau. Some of the significant events include “Sax in the City” that was held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education; “Saxo Carnival”, an event that was held in the Hong Kong City Hall featuring the group, and was broadcasted by a local TV broadcaster - RTHK; as well as several concerts that were held in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. In 2006, La Sax was invited to perform in the Hong Kong Baptist University's 50th Anniversary opening ceremony. All concerts received great positive feedbacks by the audience. Since 2009, La Sax has been one of the performing groups invited by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to deliver free concerts to the general public in various districts throughout Hong Kong to promote the art of classical music.  

La Sax performs a diverse repertoire ranging from baroque transcriptions, classical literature, standard saxophone repertoire, jazz as well as popular favorites. Not to mention works arranged by the group in the styles of Chinese traditional music, folk music and local pop music.  

More than just a performing ensemble, La Sax dedicates to enrich local saxophone music development, especially but not exclusively among the young generation. Our ensemble members are all professional and qualified mentors in providing saxophone and corresponding education. Classes have been offered in various primary and secondary schools, private groups as well as music centers. Last but not least, La Sax offers different performing and educational opportunities to upcoming musicians through organizing workshops, seminars, coaching and training events. It has always been in La Sax's best interest to promote the growth of local saxophone musicians and their music.