What does Beethoven have to do with William Barton, Dr Lou Bennett, Stephen Pigram and Roma Winmar?
We are SO excited to be undertaking a marathon four concerts over two days at Perth Festival 2020, performing the entire suite of Beethoven’s Opus 18 string quartets, matched with the traditional songlines of this country through the spellbinding music of singer Dr Lou Bennett AM, didgeridoo master William Barton, Broome music icon Stephen Pigram and Noongar elder Roma ‘Yibiyung’ Winmar.
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Quartet & Country with Dr Lou Bennett
Saturday 15 February, 11am, Winthrop Hall
LOU BENNETT Jaara Nyilamum
LOU BENNETT (arr. IAIN GRANDAGE) dirt song
BEETHOVEN Quartet for Strings in F major, Opus 18, No. 1
Quartet & Country with William Barton
Saturday 15 February, 5pm, Winthrop Hall
WILLIAM BARTON Square Circles Beneath the Red Desert Sand
BEETHOVEN Quartet for Strings in D major, Opus 18, No. 3
BEETHOVEN Quartet for Strings in C minor, Opus 18, No. 4
Quartet & Country with Stephen Pigram
Sunday 16 February, 12pm, Winthrop Hall
STEPHEN PIGRAM Walganyagarra Buru
STEPHEN PIGRAM (ARR. IAIN GRANDAGE) Mimi
BEETHOVEN Quartet for Strings in A major, Opus 18, No. 5
Quartet & Country with Roma Winmar
Sunday 16 February, 4pm, Winthrop Hall
ROMA WINMAR New work
BEETHOVEN Quartet for Strings in G major, Opus 18, No. 2
BEETHOVEN Quartet for Strings in B-flat major, Opus 18, No. 6
Quartet & Country is a commissioning project between the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival and its 2016-2019 Artistic Director, composer Iain Grandage, UKARIA and the Australian String Quartet. This event was commissioned by the Klein Family Foundation.