the abraxas ensemble was formed in 1999 as a string quartet, but can also expand/contract to suit different venues/client's requirements.
we have a large variety of repertoire to suit all tastes, from classical through to jazz, traditional and pop arrangements. we perform fortnightly at sarastro restaurant on drury lane, covent garden.
recent clients include: asprey of new bond street, bank of scotland, gmtv, the chelsea flower show, and 'bodrum karnavali' music and arts festival in turkey).
the abraxas ensemble is available for private parties and functions. please to discuss your individual requirements.
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Culture and Theatre
since the 1660s covent garden has never missed a chance to put on a performance
the first record of covent garden street entertainment came in 1662, when samuel pepys’ diary notes that a marionette show featuring a character named punch took place on the piazza. today, the custom continues.
for centuries, culture vultures have swooped on covent garden. they obviously relished the area’s eclectic, ever-changing mix or opera, ballet , musical theatre and drama, from highbrow and mainstream to fringe and beyond, all tastes are catered for and all emotion are stirred. no other urban quarter in the world has two great opera house and more than twenty thriving theatres