Sessions: Afternoon Tea in The Park

Band Rotunda, The Old Orchard, Parramatta Park, Parramatta NSW 2150

Enjoy a glorious open-air setting, a fantastic quartet of saxophones, and a casual Sunday afternoon tea! Situated amongst the open green spaces of Parramatta Park’s Old Orchard above the Parramatta River, enjoy the sublime music and technical mastery of the Nexas Quartet as they perform their favourite works, including Debussy, Piazzolla and Gershwin, from the Band Rotunda.

Nexas are one of Australia’s foremost saxophone ensembles, dedicated to putting the classical saxophone back on musical radars everywhere. These versatile woodwind instruments, invented in France, can sound like anything from brass to percussion and everywhere in between – simply close your eyes and be transported.

Parramatta Park is a special place, recognised through its World Heritage listing. With evidence of occupation going back 39,000 years, it is one of the oldest documented sites of Aboriginal people in Sydney. It was, and remains, part of the traditional lands of the Burramattagal people. From 1788, it was a place of importance for the British colony and to this day it remains an invaluable place of respite, recreation and entertainment for the Parramatta community and beyond.

Tickets for this event include a provided seat, a complimentary tea or coffee, and a bush-tucker-inspired food box catered by Kallico Catering - a 100% Aboriginal owned company.

Please note: this is an all-weather concert. In the unlikely event of extreme weather, Musica Viva will post updates about the status of the event on social media.

Nexas Quartet

Michael Duke soprano saxophone Andrew Smith alto saxophone Nathan Henshaw tenor saxophone Jay Byrnes baritone saxophone