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, Laura Zaerr and Deborah Henson-Conant. 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


Laura Zaerr
Right River Rumba

Sally Greenaway

Libby Larson
Theme & Deviations

Kate Moore
Spin Bird

Sally Whitwell

Elena Kats-Chernin
Blue Silence

Ross Edwards
The Harp & the Moon

Deborah Henson-Conant
The Nightingale

Tristan Coelho
In transit


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