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Swindon Recital Series

  • Sarah Markham and Paul Turner - saxophone and piano
  • Saturday April 6th, 7.30pm, Arts Centre

Step into the world of Paris in the 1930s...to a vibrant café culture, a time and place where music, art and intellectual pursuits intertwine to create an enchanting atmosphere; a world of creative expression.

This concert of music for saxophone and piano takes us back to Paris through works by influential composers of the period, including Darius Milhaud, Jacques Ibert, Claude Delvincourt and Paule Maurice. We also delve into works, both formal and informal, that artists would have heard at the time such as Mack the Knife, April in Paris and a Gershwin medley. The sounds of jazz, French chanson, tango, and classical music mingled, creating a harmonious backdrop to lively conversations and spirited debates.

'Sarah Markham...was formidably impressive... a sustained feat of exuberance... breathed an extraordinary, haunted magic. The most mesmerising thing I've heard all year!' Michael White, Independent on Sunday

Sarah Markham and Paul Turner appear at the Arts Centre on Saturday April 6th at 7.30pm. Tickets are £16 for adults and £13 for Seniors and unwaged people. There is also a theatre administration fee of £1.50. Student tickets are £3; accompanied children aged 14 and under are admitted without charge. There is an additional charge of £3.65 for each financial transaction undertaken (not for each ticket if you are buying more than one).

Sarah Markham is a highly regarded saxophonist, with a performing, recording and teaching career spanning nearly thirty years. A Yamaha Performing Artist and a Vandoren Performing Artist, Sarah has performed throughout Europe, North America, and the Far East, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and featured in the last eight World Saxophone Congresses. Sarah is a regular visitor to Greece, being a featured artist and adjudicator at the International Greek Saxophone Festival and giving masterclasses in Athens. Her online teaching platform supports her many digital projects: https://teaching.sarahmarkham.co.uk.

Sarah has released numerous CDs of solo and chamber music including Run, Sing, Fly (Saxophone Classics), Simply Four Saxophones (EMI), and in 2020 Nine Pieces for Five Players (Largo Music).


  • Sarah Markham and Paul Turner - saxophone and piano Saturday April 6th, 7.30pm, Arts Centre

About Swindon Recital Series

Swindon Recital Series was founded 27 years ago by Paul Turner. The Recital Series is committed to providing world-class chamber music in the Swindon area by presenting regular concerts of chamber music given by professional musicians. The Series takes place between September and April each year at various venues in and around Swindon, including the Wyvern Theatre and the Arts Centre.

For more information contact either Artistic Director Paul Turner at turner.paul@virgin.net, recitals@hotmail.co.uk or on 01793 531316 or 07989 397372 or SRS Secretary Julia Singleton at juliaesingleton@gmail.com or on 01793 644660 or 07718185518

Information about the recital series can be found at www.swindonrecitalseries.org