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ABOUTDale Barltrop / violinFrancesca Hiew / violinChris Cartlidge / violaMichael Dahlenburg / celloInstrumentsManagementPatron and Board
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Approximately 70 minutes no interval
TicketsAdult $70Concession $60Student $30
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Britten’s Three Divertimenti for String Quartet opens this concert with a flourish of colour. At times reflective and at times brooding, this sharp, brilliant set of three short character pieces showcases a breadth of musical tone and texture from the Quartet.
Following the Britten will be the World Premiere of a new work commissioned by the ASQ from Australian composer David Paterson. This is Paterson’s third commission for the ensemble, having also produced two other works, Quartettsätze and Scherzo, in 2016 and 2020 respectively.
Finishing this program is Beethoven’s third and final Razumovsky quartet, fondly nicknamed the Eroica (Heroic). Considered by many as one of Beethoven’s most radiant compositions, its bustling and triumphant final movement is what has earned it its nickname. As this concert began, so too shall it finish with a display of technical mastery from the ASQ in this playfully interweaving and uplifting finale.
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913—1976)Three Divertimenti
DAVID PATERSONString Quartet No.1* (World Premiere)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770—1827)String Quartet in C Major, Op.59 No.3, Razumovsky
*Commissioned by the Australian String Quartet with the generous support of Michael Rowe and Bernard Ryan in celebration of the birthday of Patricia Davidson
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