“The SOS and SOS Junior concert was fantastic, mainly due to the young performers who look like real professionals. You can notice the hard work put into their performances, the credits for which predominantly go to Lev Pupis, who set out on this incredible journey. What followed was a Senior SOS performance, or rather a performance of maestros, which was also magnificent with its special repertoire. The entire act was a pure work of art where you forget about the saxophone and all that remains is music and artistic indulgence.”
Jean Denis Michat,
world-renowned saxophonist for Radio Koper
“The SOS saxophone orchestra is an incredibly agile and lightly virtuosic performing apparatus that is convincing on stage and can easily reach for the most challenging of works written for the cast, and performs them in an amazingly eloquent way and with a recognisable charm.”
The SOS saxophone orchestra was formed from the vision of maestro Roberto Buttus, renowned manufacturer and maintenance man of instruments, who also works together with Vincero. He and Lev Pupis invited renowned saxophonists from Slovenia, Croatia, and Poland to join them and in 2011 the SOS orchestra began actively performing.
The SOS saxophone orchestra wishes to present high-quality music to its audience, be it transcriptions of classical masterpieces, new and original works, or jazz standards and big band pieces.
One of the orchestra’s most unique elements is undoubtedly the fact they perform with no conductor. This is their main advantage, SOS members are convinced, as they are able, despite their numbers, to retain the idea of chamber performance and their common goal – to spoil their audience.
The orchestra often shares the stage with renowned soloists as they are aware of the importance of collaboration and combining musical experience and energy, as it is the only thing that enables the projection of a unique musical experience.
These are some of the world-renowned soloists have shared the stage with the SOS orchestra: Jean-Yves Fourmeau – saxophone, Jean Denis Michat – saxophone, Tymur Melnyk – violin, Marco Pierobon – trumpet, Ljubiša Jovanović – flute, Ognjen Popović – clarinet, Oto Vrhovnik – saxophone, Matej Grahek – flute, Jože Kotar – clarinet.
The SOS saxophone orchestra wishes to present high-quality music to its audience, be it classical masterpiece transcriptions, new and original works, or jazz standards and big band pieces. One of its main unique elements is undoubtedly the fact they perform with no conductor. This is their main advantage, SOS members are convinced, as they are able, despite their numerousness, to retain the idea of chamber performance and their common goal – to spoil their audience.