ASQ LIVEASQ ON DEMANDAUSTRALIAN ANTHOLOGY
ABOUTDale Barltrop / violinFrancesca Hiew / violinChristopher Cartlidge / violaMichael Dahlenburg / celloInstrumentsManagementPatron and Board
SUPPORTDonateOur DonorsOur Corporate PartnersBequests
Approximately 70 minutes no interval
Tickets*ADULTA Reserve $106, B Reserve $80, C Reserve $56CONCESSION (Pensioner, Health Care Card holder, MEAA member)A Reserve $93, B Reserve $69, C Reserve $49UNDER 40 YEARS OLD (ID required)B Reserve & C Reserve $40
*All tickets are sold through Musica Viva Australia
Russian pianist Konstantin Shamray has fast become a favourite with Musica Viva Australia audiences, cherished for his sterling musicianship, technical command, and obvious passion. For this concert, he is joined by the equally beloved Australian String Quartet, fixtures of the country’s musical life and in possession of all the qualities that make Shamray so special.
This program brings together two masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire, Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G Minor and Beethoven’s Razumovsky String Quartet Op 59 No 3 in C Major.
Shamray will bring his innate feel for Russian music to Shostakovich’s Quintet, one of the composer’s most appealing works. Full of a direct emotional power that proves disarming, there’s an almost joyful abandon to some of the passages that lacks any of Shostakovich’s usual irony or unease. Though it could credibly be called a happy work (at least when considering the totality of Shostakovich’s output), the Quintet nevertheless has a plaintiveness that suggests a sense of turmoil lurking just under the surface.
Beethoven’s Razumovsky is a more straightforwardly sunny work, charming and jewel-like. Classical in form, the C Major string quartet continually glances toward the past, even incorporating a minuet instead of the expected scherzo. Sure to uplift in the hands of the Australian String Quartet, it’s among the composer’s very best works, no small accomplishment given the stature of Beethoven’s catalogue.
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Quintet in G minorBEETHOVEN String Quartet in C Major, Op.59 No.3, Razumovsky
COVID-19 SAFETY AND ASQ CONCERTS
All ASQ concerts will comply with venue COVID-19 safety protocols. Click here for Adelaide Town Hall’s COVID-19 safety information.
PROUDLY PRESENTED BY MUSICA VIVA AUSTRALIA
The Australian String Quartet acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the lands on which we work and live across Australia. We pay our respects to Elders of the past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land and their continued living culture.
© Australian String Quartet, 2022. All Rights ReservedWebsite by I-Nex. Brand design by Cul-de-sac Creative
Contact usTelephone 1800 040 44461 8 8313 3748 if outside of AustraliaFax 61 8 8313 4389Email [email protected]
SUPPORTDonateOur DonorsBequestsOur Corporate Partners