The Australian String Quartet’s (ASQ) “Travel across time” program presented by the Sydney Mozart Society features works across the centuries by composers expressing the noblest of feelings. It begins with the Baroque sophistication of Scarlatti’s graceful sonata; Romantic lushness heightens the tenderness of Puccini’s Crisantemi; Mozart’s string quartet has charm and delicacy expressed with Classical elegance, while Schubert’s Rosamunde is one of the great Classical string quartets with its lyricism and haunting emotions.
The program: Scarlatti Sonata a quattro no 4 in D minor/ Puccini Crisantemi/ Mozart String quartet no 21 in D major, K 575, First Prussian/ Schubert String quartet no 13 in A minor, op 29, D 804, Rosamunde
The ASQ is resident at the University of Adelaide, where it plans the inventive, intimate experiences it creates to connect people with string quartet music. The quartet members are musicians of exceptional calibre, with extensive experience in orchestral and solo roles, and dedicated to musical excellence with a distinctly Australian character.
The ASQ comprises violinists Francesca Hiew and Dale Barltrop with violist Stephen King and cellist Sharon Grigoryan. In this concert, Blair Harris will replace the quartet’s regular cellist Sharon Grigoryan, who is on leave. Blair Harris is a highly regarded solo cellist and chamber musician, known for his strikingly individual interpretations and innovative collaborative projects. He is currently guest principal cello of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
Sydney Mozart Society is a not-for-profit group dedicated to promoting the chamber music of Mozart and other great classical composers and to providing Sydney audiences with world-class performances by leading musicians.
Tickets: Adults $45.90, Seniors/Pensioners $42.85, Students $15.30
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