December 17
2:30 Afternoon Tea, 3:30 Concert

A Christmas Adventure!

With Emily-Rose Šárkova and Susie Bishop

The Marais Project

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. Classically trained in Australia and Europe, our special guests Emily-Rose Šárkova and Susie Bishop fuse the discipline of classical music with the passion, fire and freedom of tango and world music. Hear rare Christmas music from around the globe, Šárkova’s arrangement of Marin Marais for viola da gamba and piano accordion and much more. There will be fine music and fun for the whole family all in the very special atmosphere The Independent offers patrons.

In 2017, The Marais Project returns to The Independent, North Sydney, for three fabulously diverse events, its 18th year of creative concert-giving.   Since its founding by Jennifer Eriksson in 2000, The Marais Project has released 5 CDs, three of which have been selected as “CD of the Week” on ABC Classic FM. A 6th CD will appear in 2017. The group regularly features in national and local studio broadcasts and radio interviews. They have performed across Eastern Australia and as guest artists in New Zealand.

Scrumptious afternoon tea served from 2:30pm, stellar chamber music concert at 3:30pm. It's the perfect Sunday afternoon out.


Tickets: $47 Adult, $30 Concession, $22 student and $16 child.

Includes afternoon tea.

July 30 - Ensemble Vinifera

August 27 - The Streeton Trio

September 24 - The Sonus Quartet

October 29 - Strelitzia Ensemble

November 26 - The Enigma Quartet

December 17 -The Marais Project

January 29 -The Marais Project

February 26 - The Streeton Trio

March 26 - Thoroughbass

April 30 - The Enigma Quartet

May 28 - The Nexas Quartet

June 25 - The Seraphim Trio

Join  us at the Independent Theatre on the last Sunday of the month for a scrumptious afternoon tea served from 2:30pm, followed by a stellar chamber music concert at 3:30pm.


It's the perfect Sunday afternoon out. 


Tickets are priced from $16 and afternoon tea included.

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"The sumptuous pre-concert afternoon tea eased the audience into a relaxing afternoon of musical appreciation... guests were treated to a selection of beautiful cakes, coffee and tea, complimented by the afternoon sun streaming through the windows.' Classikon


"The Prelude in Tea concerts in the Independent Theatre at North Sydney are an especially civilised way of spending a Sunday afternoon.'  Sounds like Sydney


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