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Nexas Quartet Tango de Saxos - Independent Theatre

Independent Theatre, Miller St, North Sydney

Nexas Quartet will present an exciting delve into Argentinean Tango with their unique and inspiring performance of both arrangements and new works. Featured composers will include Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, Gerardo Rodriguez and Fernando Lerman.


Nexas Quartet Tango de Saxos - Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre

Nexas Quartet entrances you with the rhythms and sounds of Buenos Aires. Performing tango classics and a brand-new work by Argentinean composer Fernando Lerman, the Quartet transports you right in amongst the hustle and bustle of Argentinean streets from the early 1920s right through to the modern day.

The saxophone, with its flexibility and expressiveness, is the perfect instrument to guide you on this journey, and what better experience than with four of Australia’s leading players.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Nexas Quartet


Composers in Exile

The Concourse, Chatswood

pera Star, Australian Baritone Peter Coleman-Wright & the Nexas Saxophone Quartet join Jane Rutter onstage to perform Composers in Exile, featuring thrilling adaptations of cabaret works by composers from the Weimar Era to WWII.

Dressed as composers Weill, Eisler, Schreker, Korngold, Stolz, with Jane as Lotte Lenya, the musicians talk and play in character about life during these turbulent times.


Nexas Quartet MLC Residence

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Melbourne International Saxophone Festival

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World Saxophone Congress

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AXES with Consensus Vocalis

Muziekcentrum, Enschede, The Netherlands

NZ Classical Saxophone School - Easter '18

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Taranaki New Zealand

The 2018 NZ Classical Saxophone School and Festival will take place this Easter weekend at stunning Puritawa Estate, Taranaki. Events over the weekend will include lessons, masterclasses, ensembles (large and small), presentations from sponsors, concerts from guest tutors and participants... plus much more. The venue is located only 20 minutes drive to downtown New Plymouth and 10 minutes to New Plymouth Airport. Registration will be open from 4th - 28th February.

It's not essential to have a preformed ensemble (quartet/trio/etc.), however pre-existing ensembles are of course encouraged to attend. We will do our best to match you with a quartet/trio/quintet if you don't already have a group.

The maximum number of participants we can accept is limited, so we do encourage signing up as soon as possible. Registration will close on 28th of February (or when all places are filled. Note: Registration isn't final until payment has been finalised.

Activities will kick off at 2pm on Good Friday, with 3 concerts planned for the weekend (2 participant concerts and 1 from our guest tutors). The weekend will conclude with a free public lunch-concert in New Plymouth, all to be wrapped-up by 12.45pm Monday (2nd April).

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Jay Byrnes in Brisbane - QCASS

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Looking forward to being a guest at the Queensland Clarinet and Saxophone Society and working with the great students in Brisbane.

8th Annual SAS Summer School

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SAS 2018 Opening Night - Two Concerts in One

Seymour Centre, City Road, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Join Saxophone Academy Sydney to celebrate the arrival of its 8th Annual Summer School with 'Two Concerts in One' the Sydney debut of ASAX-Q and the release of 'South' a new duo album by Jay Byrnes and Niels Bijl.

International guest: Niels Bijl (Netherlands) + ASAX-Q Joseph Lallo (Melbourne) Michael Jamieson (New Zealand) Simon Brew (New Zealand) Jay Byrnes (Sydney)


Australasian Saxophone Quartet in Melbourne Concert

Clifton Hall, 26 Waltham Place,, Richmond, VIC 3121

The Australasian Saxophone Quartet (ASAX-Q) brings together four leading saxophonists from Australia and New Zealand. ASAX-Q is a unique quartet that draws its musicians from the four major Australasian centres - Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington. A long time in conception and now a realisation, ASAX-Q are excited to join forces to create one of the region's most advantageous chamber ensembles. Come and listen to their debut performance!

Composers in Exile @ Camelot

Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204 Australia, Marrickville NSW 2204 Australia

Fresh from a hugely successful season at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, world renowned baritone, Peter Coleman-Wright and the fabulous Nexas Saxophone Quartet, bring their universally acclaimed musical theatre piece, Composers in Exile, to Camelot Lounge.

The show brings to life the musical journeys of renowned German composers escaping Nazi tyranny with music and songs that capture the spirit of the times.