An Enchanted Evening

Nexus Quartet


Since their formation in 2002, the saxophone group Nexas Quartet has premiered countless new Australian works and collaborated with the finest musicians while focusing on promoting the musical diversity of the saxophone.

Nexas join forces with the exuberant harpist Emily Granger to enchant you with the delights this unusual combination of instruments can deliver. Featuring adaptions of works by Debussy and Ravel the performance showcases the lush tonal palette created between harp and saxophone. The program also includes the Australian premiere of Russel Howard’s work for saxophone quartet and harp, as well as the world premiere of Wijand van Klaveren’s new work for this combination of instruments.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Nexas Quartet with Emily Granger


Maurice Ravel
Introduction and Allegro

Russel Howland
Saxophone Quartet No.6 with Harp

Wijnand van Klaveren
New Work 2019

Claude Debussy
Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane


Michael Duke soprano saxophone
Andrew Smith alto saxophone
Nathan Henshaw tenor saxophone
Jay Byrnes baritone saxophone
Emily Granger harp


This production is part of the following series:

Southbank Series 2020

Melbourne Recital Centre’s Southbank Series brings talented artists from across Australia to Melbourne for audiences to enjoy in the best place to hear.