Scott Robinson searches for sublime sounds playing just about anything
When: Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Capilano University BlueShore Theatre, 2055 Purcell Way, North Van.
Tickets/info: From $35 at capilanou.ca/centre
The contrabass saxophone stands nearly two metres tall and weighs 20-plus kilos. The largest member of the instrument family Adolphe Sax patented in 1846 enjoyed a very short period of popularity in the late-1800s. By the 1930s, this gargantuan piece of the brass all but vanished, and only a few dozen originals remain.
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