“Utterly startling…adrenaline fuelled. 4.5 stars.” – Limelight Magazine.
‘The Ashes’, a special Lunch Hour concert, has been moved to Phillips Hall (and will not be performed in the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens).
As a leader at the forefront of chamber music, Nexas Quartet promotes vibrant existing repertoire for the saxophone quartet, as well as creating new ones. The group’s success comes from a combination of their entertaining personalities, virtuosic saxophone skills, and an ability to program concerts in a variety of settings that appeal to wide audiences. ‘The Ashes’ references Australia’s cricket series with England, and music by English and Australian composers forms this dynamic program.
Michael Duke: Soprano saxophone
Andrew Smith: Alto saxophone
Nathan Henshaw: Tenor saxophone
Jay Byrnes: Baritone saxophone
PROGRAM | The Ashes
Tim Dargaville | Kolam | 7 min
Richard Rodeny Bennett | Quartet | 15 min
Lyle Chan | In medias res | 5 min
Will Gregory | Lost Bronze | 9 min
Kats-Chernin (arr. Michael Duke) | Selections from Anna Magdalena’s Notebook | 18 min
(Separate booking required. Not included in Festival Packages)
NB: There is no interval due to Covid restrictions
Date & Time
April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm