The Nexas Quartet and Emily Granger (Harp) evoke a journey back in time to the bustling streets of the French capital in “An American in Paris” – the latest concert in the Independent Theatre’s popular Prelude in Tea series.
The concert, which includes afternoon tea with refreshments and a mouth-watering array of cakes and fruits will provide fascinating new renditions of works by Gershwin, Brubeck, Ravel and Franck.
At the forefront of chamber music, Nexas Quartet is focused on promoting the musical diversity of the saxophone by showcasing its versatility and ability to cross genres. Formed in 2002, Nexas comprises Michael Duke (soprano sax), Andrew Smith (alto sax), Nathan Henshaw (tenor sax) and Jay Byrnes (baritone sax). The group’s success comes from a combination of personalities, virtuosic saxophone skills and an ability to program concerts with wide appeal.
Emily Granger (Kansas City, USA) has performed as Principal Harp with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. As a chamber musician, Emily is the founding member of the Chicago Harp Quartet and has performed recitals at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House.
Tickets: $48 adult, $30 conc, $22 student, and $16 child
Bookings (02) 9955 3000 or www.theindependent.org.au