ASQ LIVEASQ ON DEMANDAUSTRALIAN ANTHOLOGY
ABOUTDale Barltrop / violinFrancesca Hiew / violinChristopher Cartlidge / violaMichael Dahlenburg / celloInstrumentsManagementPatron and Board
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Approximately 90 minutes including a 20 minute interval
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS*
Adult $60Concession $50Student $30
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*A booking fee of $6 applies per transaction
A quartet tour de force.
“Harnessing the silvery tone of their remarkable instruments, these sensitive, highly talented players impressed throughout with their overwhelming sense of shared musical vision and desire to create a ravishing musical unity. Put simply, the ASQ remains a sure-fire winner.” ★★★★½ —The Age
“Just hearing them play is a joy… this was artistry of the very highest calibre.” —InReview
“…despite the gravitas associated with [Beethoven’s Op.131], the Australian String Quartet gave it a refreshingly light and nuanced interpretation… There was beautiful clarity and precision even in the dramatic sections, and the humorous moments were brought out to great effect.” ★★★★ —Limelight
Jack Symonds’ String Quartet No.2 whispers into existence, interrupting the intangible build-up of concert expectancy with an ascending violin line that is the very genesis of this spectacular work. Over its unique two-part structure Symonds skilfully unravels the DNA of that opening statement, sweeping the listener up in a display of virtuosity, contrasts and textures that bounce off and reflect each other. This piece brilliantly showcases the string quartet through its wide-ranging breadth of expression and extremes of colour.
Schubert famously remarked of Beethoven’s Op.131, that “after this, what is there left for us to write?” Of the quartets he produced at his full maturity, Beethoven was said to treasure this one as his favourite. Seven movements are performed without break, ranging from richly harmonic, slow and layered to comically light-hearted and absurd, taking the listener into a deeply intimate world. From darkness to light, from solitude to ecstasy, the sheer impact of this epic journey might only be realised long after its final notes have faded.
DISCOVER SYMONDS’ NEW QUARTET
Get familiar with Jack Symonds’ new commission, String Quartet No.2, in our 30-minute filmed interview between the composer and the members of the ASQ.
The Australian String Quartet perform the first movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet in C Major, Op.59 No.3, Razumovsky. Watch the full performance on On Demand with an ASQ+ Subscription.
JACK SYMONDSString Quartet No.2 (World Premiere)*
BEETHOVENString Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op.131
*Commissioned by the Australian String Quartet for the London season of ANAM Quartetthaus through the Australian String Quartet Richard Divall Australian Music Fund
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