Perhaps Australia’s most loved composer, Peter Sculthorpe said of his compositions that he viewed his whole output as one slowly emerging work. The same can certainly be said of Luigi Boccherini and Franz Schubert. Each of these works epitomises the canon of these three masters of chamber music.
Flinders Quartet, Melbourne’s string quartet, makes their debut appearance at the Independent Theatre with special guest cellist, Timo-Veikko Valve.
Peter Sculthorpe String Quartet No. 18
Luigi Boccherini String Quintet in G major Fandango
Franz Schubert String Quintet in C major, D.956
Flinders Quartet (FQ) is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. A quartet for the twenty-first century, Flinders continues its second decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity. Their dynamic and stirring performances of a full spectrum of repertoire have audiences and critics articulating their esteem, and the quartet is now a highly respected force in Australian chamber music.
FQ regularly commissions and premieres works by Australian composers. In 2016, the quartet premiered works by Stuart Greenbaum and Elena Kats-Chernin, while Calvin Bowman and Iain Grandage commissions and arrangements are slated for 2017. In their ongoing mission to further the Australian tradition of chamber music, FQ has previously commissioned and premiered works by Katy Abbott, Ross Edwards, Richard Mills, Paul Dean, Paul Grabowsky, Andrew Ford, Ian Munro, Tom Henry and Peter Sculthorpe. In 2016, FQ launched its inaugural composer workshop initiative, working with emerging Australian composers.
Tickets available online at the Independent Theatre website theindependent.org.au, direct at this link http://bit.ly/2jAa0Ps
or by calling 9955 3000 in 8-4 Monday-Thursday.
Part of the Winter Concert Series.
With cooler weather comes a series of 4 toasty concerts, featuring the Flinders Quartet, the Enigma Quartet, the Marais Project and more, with complimentary refreshments at intermission. May to August, third Sunday of the month. Subscribe to all 4 concerts and save 15 percent.
The Independent Theatre @ 269 Miller Street, North Sydney