Mornings with the ASQ @ UKARIA – South Australia

Friday 13 December, 11am
Devonshire Tea from 10am
UKARIA Cultural Centre, Mt Barker SA

Presented in association with UKARIA Cultural Centre

Drive through the glorious Adelaide Hills, following the fresh scent of eucalyptus and pine. You’ll meander up a dirt road and watch the bush blend into vineyards before entering the natural gallery of UKARIA Cultural Centre’s front garden.

Treat yourself to a delightful Devonshire Tea, with oven-warm scones as fresh as the day. Then, stroll into UKARIA’s concert hall for a morning of exquisite quartet music set against a live montage of the maturing day before your eyes.

DEBUSSY & WESTLAKE

Claude Debussy’s quest to liberate sensuality led a revolution in French musical identity. His String Quartet in G minor replaces rigid thematic structures with a free flow of colours, motifs and gestures. The vibrancy and energy for which Nigel Westlake is renowned make his eagerly-awaited new string quartet – a special commission by the ASQ – a splendid companion to that of the great French composer.

PROGRAM

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
String Quartet in G minor, Op.10
I. Animé et très decide
II. Assez vif et bien rythmé
III. Andantino, doucement expressif
IV. Très modéré – En animant peu à peu – Très mouvementé et avec passion

Nigel Westlake (b.1958)
String Quartet No.3* (Premiere Season)

*Commissioned by the ASQ with generous support from Carl Wood, and Don and Veronica Aldridge.