ASQ @ Perth Festival: Quartet & Country with William Barton

Saturday 15 February, 5pm
Winthrop Hall, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley

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Adults $39
Concession $37
Students $25

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

In this special series of four concerts, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) perform all six of Beethoven’s effervescent Op 18 quartets and match them with works from Australian Indigenous composers.

In a project called Quartet & Country, the composers and quartet have collaborated to bring the songlines and stories of this vast country into conversation with the masterworks of the European musical canon.

Singer Dr Lou Bennett AM, didgeridoo master William Barton, Broome music icon Stephen Pigram and Noongar elder Roma ‘Yibiyung’ Winmar bring stories from the four corners of this continent and in doing so, ground the great European string quartet tradition in this country.

The works have been rapturously received whenever performed and are the centrepiece of the Perth Festival’s Chamber Music Weekend.

See also:
Australian String Quartet with Dr Lou Bennett
Australian String Quartet with Roma Winmar
Australian String Quartet with Stephen Pigram

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.