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Sally Walker And Emily Granger Album Launch Tour

November 9, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

Flute and harp duo Sally Walker and Emily Granger launch their new album Something Like This on a tour of NSW, the ACT and QLD in October/November 2023 with two concerts in Sydney, one in Marrickville and the other in Pittwater. The debut recording by this pair on the AVIE label, Something Like This, is a collection of Walker and Granger’s favourite works for flute and harp, the result of  decades of previous collaborations.

From their first performance together in 2020, flautist Sally Walker and harpist Emily Granger knew there was something special
between them. The duo has since performed recitals together at the Sydney Opera House, for Musica Viva Australia and Art Gallery of New South Wales.

In 2021, Sally’s father, an ardent music lover, passed away peacefully in his home with Sally playing his favourite tune to him in a profound connection as he took his last breaths. Just a week before, out of nowhere, he had declared, “I should have been a
composer!” Sally asked, “What kind of music would you have composed?” “Something like this,” he responded as he listened to some of his favourite music for the last time.

Moved by this story, Sally’s dear friend and composer, Elena Kats-Chernin, spontaneously sketched a tune calling it Something like this, wondering if it might have been something Sally’s father would have liked to have written and dedicated it to his memory.

This story and Kats-Chernin’s work form the concept of the album: the duo’s favourite pieces by their favourite composers. From new arrangements of Bach, Mozart and Satie by Granger to Australian works by Greenaway, Sainsbury and Skipworth, there is something for everyone.

Read our review of Sally Walker’s recital with pianist Simon Tedeschi.

Tour details and bookings

ORANGE 5 pm, November 4, The Old Convent.

CANBERRA 2 pm, November 5, Greenaway Studio.

SYDNEY (Marrickville) 8 pm, November 9, Camelot Lounge

SYDNEY (Pittwater) 8 pm, November 10, Penninsula Music Club

AVOCA BEACH 2 pm, November 12, Avoca Beach Theatre

BRISBANE 2 pm, December 17, 4 MBS FM Studios.