Emily Granger – In Transit

Emily Granger & Friends

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Emily Granger & Friends


‘Impressive virtuosity … and eye-opening versatility as well.’ Limelight magazine

American harpist Emily Granger effortlessly straddles the worlds of classical and popular music. With past performances including glittering appearances with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko and soprano Renée Fleming, Emily’s considerable talent finds her equally at home in intimate chamber recitals and thrilling performances of daring new works.

About the concert

Inspired by her life as an American artist living in Australia, Emily Granger performs contemporary works that unearth the breadth and beauty of harp music from the two countries. From Australia, much-loved composers Elena Kats-Chernin and Ross Edwards feature with exciting emerging voices. Equally breathtaking are works by American luminaries Libby Larsen, Augusta Read Thomas and Robert Patterson. With themes of travel and isolation; serenity and solitude; this music paints a vivid portrait of an artist’s life in transit between opposite sides of the globe. Rich in imagination and overflowing with stories, this is a chance to observe Emily’s artistry like you’ve never heard it before.

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Emily Granger harp


Sally Greenaway

Tristan Coelho
in transit

Libby Larson
Theme & Deviations

Kate Moore
Spin Bird

Sally Whitwell

Elena Kats-Chernin
Blue Silence

Laura Zaerr
Right River Rumba

Robert Patterson

Ross Edwards
The Harp & the Moon


This production is part of the following series:

Season One: Awaken

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.