SAX to the MAX!

National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain at Fringe Fest '08 Staff

Written by Staff Published on 25.04.2008 10:16:16 (updated on 25.04.2008) Reading time: 2 minutes

SAX to the MAX!
at Fringe Fest ’08

SAX to the MAX! pushes the energy and imagination of more than twenty feisty saxophonists to extremes and draws on all the resources of their splendid eight-sax family to deliver an appealing but uncompromising programme of genre-busting versatility, targeted at both musically adventurous and family audiences.

This will be the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain’s first visit to the Prague Fringe Festival after taking its highly successful programme to two Edinburgh International Festivals, three Birmingham ArtsFests, the British Saxophone Congress, and a tour of Hong Kong and China. Since its beginnings in 2002, the NSC has been busy pursuing its goals of creating new audiences with popular concerts, establishing the sax choir and its repertoire as a respected genre (prestigious gigs with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, and at the World Sax Congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia) and promoting new music, with nine premieres to date. 

From modern day city soundscapes to Argentinean tango and Bach chamber music, this show weaves through music old and new, combining innovative programming with a unique instrumental line-up. Featuring the world’s smallest saxophone, the soprillo, right down to the mighty tubax, the NSC will take you on a musical journey around the globe, with the occasional stop to unveil the full character and power of the saxophone family. So, come along and experience SAX to the MAX! – and witness the flowering of the sax choir phenomenon!

Show details:

* The National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain presents SAX to the MAX!

* Kostel sv. Jan Kritele Na Prádle, Rícní, Malá Strana, Praha 1

26th May – 1930
27th May – 1800
28th May – 1930
29th May – 1800

Tickets – 150 CZK per person

* Divadlo Na Prádle, Besední 3, Malá Strana, Praha 1

30th May – 1800
31st May – 1800

Tickets – 150 CZK per person

Further information:


Welcome to the citys eagerly awaited annual marathon of theatre, dance, comedy, music and film from around the globe. All shows are in English, Czech or are non-verbal and are programmed so that you can see up to 6 shows a day and over 30 shows over the 8 days of Fringe Festival Praha. Shows take place from the afternoon to late evening, most last for an hour or so with time between to zip from venue to venue and grab a bite to eat. Enjoy a warm welcome at our fringe club where you can join the fun, meet the artists and swap notes with other fringe goers on your “hot tickets” for the day…its the fringe way from Edinburgh to Adelaide, now entering year seven here in Prague.

Tickets are 150 CZK.
Student tickets 50 CZK (only available on the door, on the day).

Fringe Voucher for 5 tickets available at Tickestream and can be exchanged for tickets on the day for 600 CZK (including handling fee) (ie 120 CZK per ticket)

Celebrate the arrival of the Fringe! Sunday May 25th – all tickets only 100 CZK

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