Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Nexas Quartet
‘Utterly startling … adrenaline fueled.’ Limelight magazine
About Nexas Quartet
Four saxophonists, one incredible quartet. Since their formation in 2002, Sydney-based ensemble Nexas Quartet has premiered countless new Australian works and collaborated with the finest musicians while focusing on promoting the musical diversity of the saxophone. The virtuosic ensemble remains at the forefront of chamber music today.
About this concert
Sporting history is full of intense rivalries. This competitive spirit is most apparent in The Ashes Test cricket series between England and Australia. Ever since English cricket ‘died at the oval’ (The Sporting Times) following Australia’s epic victory in 1882, resulting in a ridiculous mock obituary and the creation of the mythic urn, (most likely holding the ashes of a cricket ball), Aussies have leapt at the prospect of beating the Brits again. Igniting the same atmosphere of one-upmanship, Nexas Quartet performs some of the best British compositions for saxophone quartet head-to-head with stellar new works by Australian composers. If cricket is anything to go by, this high-energy concert could quickly become the stuff of legend.
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Michael Duke soprano saxophone
Andrew Smith alto saxophone
Nathan Henshaw tenor saxophone
Jay Byrnes baritone saxophone
In medias res
Richard Rodney Bennett
This production is part of the following series:
Melbourne Recital Centre’s Southbank Series brings talented artists from across Australia to Melbourne for audiences to enjoy in the best place to hear.
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Tuesday 16 March 2021 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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