Braam de Villiers
In 1845, an instrument-maker from Belgium, Adolphe Sax, displayed the first saxophone at an exhibition in Paris which featured new inventions. Sax would never have imagined that the saxophone would become the unmistakable icon of jazz and that the instrument would enjoy international renown that few wind instruments can compete with.
Today, the saxophone is an integral component of many music styles and it possesses a unique position as a solo instrument with an interesting repertoire in classical music. Braam de Villiers will perform a program that satisfies all music tastes and showcase the versatility of the instrument. The repertoire that he will perform includes J.S. Bach, Piazzolla, Massenet and more modern jazz-inspired works for the instrument. The program intends to not only propose a historical view of the instrument, but intends also to highlight the countless musical capabilities of the instrument in the classical music genre.
Friends of Wakkerstroom – This performance was sponsored by Stefan Coetzee