Friday 1 – Sunday 3 April 2022
Sunday 3 – Tuesday 5 April 2022
Dunkeld, Victoria, Djab Wurrung Country

Festival packages $885

Australian String Quartet with guest artist Laurence Matheson.

Spend divine days with us in Victoria’s Southern Grampians as we explore and celebrate the intimate world of chamber music. Shepherded by the inimitable The Hon Barry Jones AC and joined by wonderful guest artist Laurence Matheson, we shine torchlights on classic composers and living luminaries.

With intimate concerts in the charming Mt Sturgeon Woolshed and Myers’ Library, and the warm hospitality of the iconic Royal Mail Hotel, tickets to this festival are in high demand.

Dunkeld is a truly magical regional environment within the Southern Grampians and lends a unique charm to this sought-after highlight of the ASQ’s touring calendar.

5pm – Prelude Concert *new*
Laurence Matheson (haprsichord) + ASQ

8.00pm – Opening concert at the Myers’ Library
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet in A maj Op 18 No 5
Antonín Dvořák, Piano Quintet No 2 in A maj Op 81
Laurence Matheson + ASQ

11am – Morning concert at the Myers’ Library
Max Bruch, Eight Pieces Op 83 (selections)
Laurence Matheson, Dale Barltrop, Christopher Cartlidge
Felix Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No 1 in D min Op 49
Laurence Matheson, Francesca Hiew, Michael Dahlenburg

12.30pm – Picnic lunch at the Myers’ Macarthur Street Garden

2pm – Afternoon concert, Mt Sturgeon Woolshed
Three Australian miniatures from the ASQ Encore Project:
Holly Harrison, Swoop
Harry Sdraulig, Swirl
Alice Chance, Nose-scrunch Reel
Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Quartet No 1 in D maj Op 11

6.30pm – Evening concert at the Myers’ Library
Joseph Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ

8pm – Festival Dinner at Sterling Place, Dunkeld Community Centre

10.30am – Finale concert at the Myers’ Library
Johannes Brahms, Intermezzo in A maj Op 118 No 2 (Laurence Matheson, piano)
Frédéric Chopin, Fantasie in F min Op 49 (Laurence Matheson, piano)
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet in C sharp min Op 131

– Admission to all concerts
– Picnic lunch, twilight drinks, and festival dinner
– Fine wines
– Access to the Myers’ Macarthur Street Garden across the festival
– Souvenir program and guide to the weekend

Optional Dinner at the Royal Mail Hotel is available ahead of the opening concert. Please note this is in addition to the festival package and bookings are to be made directly with the Royal Mail Hotel on (03) 55772241

Accommodation will need to be secured by patrons ahead of the Dunkeld Festival of Music. Accommodation options are limited in Dunkeld, so it is advised that it is secured early. If you are interested in attending, our preferred accommodation supplier is the Royal Mail Hotel.  For other accommodation options, click here.

Program and schedule subject to change. Should the Australian String Quartet be required to cancel the event, full refunds will apply to all patrons. Read more terms and conditions here.