Romance & Revolution

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A blockbuster program of classical music.

Hailed as ‘world class’ and ‘the most exciting young quartet on the block’ (Limelight), Orava Quartet is one of Australia’s top string quartets.

Joined by superstar Australian soprano Greta Bradman, this program showcases quintessential classics, best-loved Russian works with Orava Quartet’s signature energy and passion.

Experience one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous works, his uplifting string quartet, Shostakovich’s emotional String Quartet No.8, Haydn’s humorous ‘The Joke’ from his ‘Russian’ quartets, plus the heart-wrenching romance of Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise. This blockbuster program brings together some of the most popular works within the string quartet repertoire, performed by Australia’s leading musicians.

Escape the everyday with an unforgettable night of soaring melodies in the celebrated acoustic of Melbourne Recital Centre, the Best Place to Hear.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Orava Quartet


Joseph Haydn
String Quartet Op.33 No.2 ‘The Joke’

Dmitry Shostakovich
String Quartet No.8, C minor, Op.110

Serge Rachmaninoff arr. Richard Mills

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
String Quartet No .1 in D, Op.11


Orava Quartet
Greta Bradman soprano