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.
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).
The Nexas Quartet evoke a journey back in time to the bustling streets of the French capital in An American in Paris. This unique performance will provide fascinating new renditions of works by Gershwin, Brubeck, Ravel, Faure and Porter.
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.
Niels Bijl (Netherlands)
Joseph Lallo (Melbourne)
Michael Jamieson (New Zealand)
Simon Brew (New Zealand)
Jay Byrnes (Sydney)
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!
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.
Nexas will again be featured guests for the IGS Music Showcase concert. As artists-in-residence at IGS, Nexas have worked with the music students in performance and composition throughout the year. They will premiere a new concerto for saxophone quartet and wind band written for the group by Jodie Blackshaw.