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Concert Saxophone Quintet Opus 5

Saxophone concert

Saxophone Quintet Opus 5 will perform in concert at the church in Leegkerk on Sunday 23 April. Opus 5 is an ensemble comprised of five saxophonists who  play all the conventional saxophones.

Opus 5 will perform a varied programme of classical music, salon music, tangos and jazz. A repertoire that is not easily categorized. In the Leegkerk church Opus 5 will perform music from the baroque period and progress via Mozart, Dvoƙák, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Astor Piazzolla to the modern jazz era.

The performers
Opus 5 is:
Evert van Loon: soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, musical leader
Jan Beerman: alto sax
Jeanine de  Herdt: soprano and tenor sax
Peter Tjeerdsma: soprano, alto and tenor sax
Ben Douwes: bari sax

Musical leader Evert van Loon studied at the Artez Conservatory in Arnhem. He gives jazz workshops, lectures on classical music and directs choirs. A broadly oriented musician, arranger and composer who feels at home in both the jazz as well as the classical music world.

Jeanine de Herdt studied music theory, saxophone and accordion at the Academy of Music in Antwerp. In Belgium she has played in various classical and light music orchestras.

Peter Tjeerdsma graduated as a saxophonist from the Conservatory in Hilversum. He also has a law degree from the University of Groningen and wrote a thesis on the legal status of musicians. He was one of the founders of the successful New Metronome Big Band.

Jan Beerman and Ben Douwes have played in renowned big bands like Big Band Emmen, the New Metronome Big Band and the Blue Note Big Band.

All Opus 5 members share a passion for saxophone music, both classical and jazz.

Admission: € 10,-. Tickets available here.

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