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Kate Moore String Quartet no 3 Cicadidae* (Premiere Season)
Beethoven String Quartet op 18 no 4
Brahms String Quartet op 51 no 1

A young man brimming with confidence and sure of a bright future: this is Beethoven at the time of creating his first string quartets. His opus 18 no 4 is quicksilver in its variety of moods and characters, thoroughly conveying both technical mastery and compelling artistic personality.

Seventy years later, Brahms displayed a devotion to chamber music that went against the spirit of his times. But like an artist who works in mezzotint rather than forging grand canvases, Brahms some of the most sublime and intimate creations that the world had ever heard. His first string quartet is the glorious flowering of his cultivated technique and searching artistry.

These masterworks are complemented by a new work from young Australian composer Kate Moore, also inspired by a fascination with the natural world.

Guest composer Kate Moore

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*Commissioned by the Australian String Quartet through the Australian String Quartet Richard Divall Australian Music Fund.

Brisbane Tue 21 May, 7pm
Sydney Thu 23 May, 7pm
Canberra Sun 26 May, 2pm
Melbourne Mon 27 May, 7pm
Perth Tue 28 May, 7pm
Adelaide Tue 11 June, 7pm

Single Tickets to our National Season concerts will be available from 3 December 2018