The Marais Project – A Christmas Adventure!

Jennifer Eriksson
Jennifer Eriksson

What do you get when you cross one of Australia’s leading baroque music ensembles with two of Australia’s most creative young musicians? The answer is an adventure! A Christmas musical adventure!

To celebrate the season and mark the final 2017 concert of the Independent Theatre’s hit classical music series “Prelude in Tea”, The Marais Project’s Jennifer Eriksson is joined by Emily-Rose Šárkova, Susie Bishop, Sean Ng and Stephen Elphick to perform rare Christmas music from around the globe, including Šárkova’s arrangement of Marin Marais for viola da gamba and piano accordion, in the fine acoustic of the Independent Theatre.

Classically trained in Australia and Europe, Šárkova and Bishop fuse the discipline of classical music with the passion, fire and freedom of tango and world music. and much more.

The Marais Project – led by gamba virtuoso Jenny Eriksson – is a celebration of music around the work of Marin Marais, the great French virtuoso viola da gamba performer and composer. Since its formation in 2000 Marais has presented 18 years of creative concert and extended its repertoire beyond the French baroque to include mediaeval and renaissance music as well as commissioning and recording some twenty new Australian works. The Marais Project has released 5 CDs, three of which have been selected as “CD of the Week” on ABC Classic FM.

This concert also marks the release of their sixth CD: Spinning Forth – which features pieces by Louis de Caix D’Hervelois and Marin Marais as well as world premiere recordings of works by Australian composers Paul Cutlan, Llew and Mara  Kiek  and  Hjort  Anders  Olsson.

Read our review of Spinning Forth.

Tickets: $47 Adult, $30 Concession, $22 student and $16 child.
Bookings:  or phone  9955 3000


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