Enjoy an intimate afternoon of chamber music with the Enigma Quartet performing Mendelssohn’s elegiac second quartet and Smetana’s quartet, ‘From my Life, ‘ two of the Romantic period’s most beautiful works for string quartet.
Complimenting its hugely successful Prelude in Tea and Supper & Song concert series, Café Culture is the Independent Theatre’s new casual concert format, presenting the best of chamber music in an informal, conversational style. Held in the beautiful foyers of the Independent Theatre, Café Culture features short performances interspersed with opportunities to chat with the artists. Café Culture is a relaxed experience for the dedicated concert goer, and the perfect introduction for those new to chamber music.
United by their passion for chamber music, the Enigma Quartet, comprising Marianne Edwards, Kerry Martin, Elizabeth Woolnough and Rowena MacNeish, has a pure and joyful love for what they do and how they share with audiences. Successful artists in their own right, they hold coveted positions in Australia’s top orchestras. Their journeys have progressed from music students busking on the streets of Sydney to the finest concert stages. Enigma’s continuing development has seen the quartet carve out an enviable reputation as one of Australia’s best. In 2020 they will release their debut CD with ABC Classics and tour to Hawaii with shakuhachi master Riley Lee to perform ‘Five Elements’.
The programme: Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor, op. 13/ Bedrich Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor ‘From My Life’
Adult $30, Concession $20, Student $10, Child $10
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