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Nexas Quartet + Granger: Ravel, Howland, van Klaveren, Chan, Debussy & Duke
Wed 5 October @ 18:00 - 19:00$40 – $50
The largely unexplored sound world of saxophone quartet and harp
The Nexas Quartet present a program of reimagined classics from Debussy’s Danses sacrée et profane to Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro with a new composition from Van Klaveren and world premieres from award winning Australian composer Lyle Chan and Nexas’ own Michael Duke.
Long vilified in the world of musical instruments, the saxophone was banned by popes and fascist dictators alike as a symbol of debauchery and hedonism. The opposite end of the spectrum is the wholly angelic harp, the instrument of Gabriel, Cupid and all things virtuous. Together, sparks fly producing a new and largely uncharted sound world.