Raschèr, Sax,
and Friends

the 2023 Raschèr Saxophone Quartet Advent Calendar


Sigurd M. Raschèr, the founder of the classical saxophone as we know it, embarked on an amazing quest that was to involve many decades and continents. 

The scope of the Raschèr tradition spans one hundred years, and its fundamental ingredients involve friends who lived even before that: with passionate advocates of humanity‘s expression such as Johann Sebastian Bach and the saxophone‘s very inventor, Adolphe Sax. 

Coming this December, we would like to tell you the story of such a large passage of time, involving many dear friends who invested altogether countless decades of their lives. 

The 2023 'Adventskalender'

"As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen" – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

24 Friends

Each of these advent days has been supported by our new members of the Friends of the Raschèr Quartet.

24 stories

On each day, we will open one of the doors of the calendar, where you will be treated to a story connected to our tradition through music, as well as photos and other visual aids.

24 pieces of music

During these days, we will treat you to special recordings from older to previously unreleased, showcasing the unique history of the Raschèr Quartet and the saxophone.

24 instruments

Each day will also feature one instrument from our colleague Andreas van Zoelen‘s impressively unique collection of over one hundred saxophones.
This collection will be available as an incredible online museum, which was released on November the 6th of this year, the birthday of Adolphe Sax.