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Home > Resonate: SET – Concerto for Tenor Sax and Orchestra by Gary Carpenter

Resonate: SET – Concerto for Tenor Sax and Orchestra by Gary Carpenter

Resonate: SET – Concerto for Tenor Sax and Orchestra by Gary Carpenter

About the piece

In SET – Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra, the formal rigor of contemporary composition confronts the improvisatory world of the jazz soloist. It was described in the Guardian as ‘…a unique and extremely cool concerto – swinging it until the chains went slack.’

About the composer

Gary Carpenter has written operas, musicals, a radio music-drama with Iris Murdoch, several ballets and a large amount of concert music including aBassoon Concerto (RLPO/Petrenko), Dadaville (BBCSO/Oramo, Proms 2015) & Willie Stock (BBCSO/Knussen, Aldeburgh 2016).  He holds a Professorship at the RNCM, Manchester and is a composition professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Championed by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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