The 9th annual Brookside Music Festival of the Bay features the Syrène Saxophone Quartet in Midland July 21.

The quartet is made up of four professional female saxophonists from Holland. They have named themselves after the Sirens from Homer’s Odyssey: sea goddesses that seduced sailors with their divine voices.

Syrène strives to make the sounds of the classical saxophone known to a diverse audience.

All of the musicians have studied at the Conservatories of Amsterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht. They were the first wind ensemble to be welcomed at the prestigious Dutch String Quartet Academy.

The Syrène Saxophone Quartet is a common guest on all the major Dutch stages and has performed on many international stages.

The concert unfolds at the Midland Alliance Church, 829 Yonge St, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 plus HST & service charge, and are available at the door. There is also a Festival of the Bay discount of four concerts for $100, available through www or the Midland Cultural Centre box office at 705-527-4420.


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