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Nexas Quartet with Piers Lane | Five Chapters

1 December 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

Tickets: Adults $49 | Concession and Student $35 | Child $20

Nexas Quartet join forces with one Australia’s most recognised pianists, Piers Lane to present Elena Kats-Chernin’s Five Chapters for Saxophone Quartet and Piano. In Elena’s words, “The Five Chapters present a personal account of momentary events.” A work of mystery and expectation, vivacity, riddles and spiralling momentum towards time’s inexorable horizons. Nexas has always held the creation of new Australian music as one of their prerogatives and this program exemplifies this. The program is an all Australian affair with works by Brophy, Broadstock, Dargaville, Likhuta and Kats-Chernin.

Program:

  • Brenton BROADSTOCK | Safe Haven
  • Gerard BROPHY | Apology
  • Cathy LIKHUTA | Hard to argue
  • Elena KATS-CHERNIN | Five Chapters

About The Artists:

This popular quartet has performed at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House, Uluru, Art not Apart Festival in Canberra and at World Saxophone Congresses (Scotland, France and Croatia). They have released 2 albums. Current 2016 and Ballads of the Pleasant Life ABC classics 2017.

“No praise could be high enough for Piers Lane whose playing throughout is of a superb musical intelligence, sensitivity, and scintillating brilliance.” Bryce Morrison, Gramophone

London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane stands out as an engaging and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire. Recent highlights include a performance of Busoni’s mighty piano concerto at Carnegie Hall, premieres of Carl Vine’s second Piano Concerto, written for him, with the Sydney Symphony and the London Philharmonic, and several sold-out solo recitals at Wigmore Hall.

 

Venue

The Independent Theatre, North Sydney
269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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