Chamber Music Weekend

Australian String Quartet with Dr Lou Bennett

Quartet & Country

Australian String Quartet with Dr Lou Bennett Sat 15 Feb Winthrop Hall Sat 15 Feb Winthrop Hall $25 - $39 + BF
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Sat 15 Feb at Winthrop Hall , from $25 - $39 + BF

In this special series of four concerts, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) perform all six of Beethoven’s effervescent Op 18 quartets and match them with works from Australian Indigenous composers.

In a project called Quartet & Country, the composers and quartet have collaborated to bring the songlines and stories of this vast country into conversation with the masterworks of the European musical canon.

Singer Dr Lou Bennett AM, didgeridoo master William Barton, Broome music icon Stephen Pigram and Noongar elder Roma 'Yibiyung' Winmar bring stories from the four corners of this continent and in doing so, ground the great European string quartet tradition in this country.

The works have been rapturously received whenever performed and are the centrepiece of the Chamber Music Weekend.

LOU BENNETT
Jaara NyilamumJaara Nyilamum means Jaara baby in Dja Dja Wurrung Lou Bennett, Singer/ Dale Barltrop, Violin/ Francesca Hiew, Violin/ Stephen King, Viola/ Sharon Grigoryan, Cello

LOU BENNETT (arr. IAIN GRANDAGE)
Dirt Song Sung in Yorta Yorta language
Lou Bennett, Singer/ Dale Barltrop, Violin/ Francesca Hiew, Violin/ Stephen King, Viola/ Sharon Grigoryan, Cello

BEETHOVEN
Quartet for Strings in F major, Opus 18, No. 1
Dale Barltrop, Violin/ Francesca Hiew, Violin/ Stephen King, Viola/ Sharon Grigoryan, Cello

Time & Location

Sat 15 Feb

Sat, 11am

Winthrop Hall , 35 Stirling Hwy Crawley / Godroo

Duration

60 - 70mins

Pricing
    • Adult: $39
    • Concession: $37
    • Friend: $35
    • Student: $25

Eligible for package discount

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Acknowledgments

  • Quartet & Country is a commissioning project between the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival and its 2016-2019 Artistic Director, composer Iain Grandage, UKARIA and the Australian String Quartet.
  • This event was commissioned by the Klein Family Foundation.

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  • Jacqui Way

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