Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Affinity Quartet
‘[Affinity Quartet] has a collective wisdom and maturity which is singularly impressive … a musical force with which to be reckoned.’ Richard Gill AO
About Affinity Quartet
Affinity Quartet represents the next generation of Australia’s chamber music stars. The Quartet developed its craft in Europe to critical acclaim. It brings home an inspired approach to music-making, matched by its adventurous spirit as a string quartet for and of today.
About the concert
Life is full of different journeys. Some leave us untouched. Others amount to a full rebirth. Affinity Quartet meditates on the strength and fragility of our human experience, through three compelling works that reflect this battle. Panufnik and Shostakovich both lived through war and composed during periods of crisis. Their third string quartets express fear and pride; anguish and joy; despair and love. Award-winning Melbourne-based composer Darrin Archer counterpoints the legacies of these composers, drawing inspiration for his new work from challenges of the present.
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Nicholas Waters violin
Jenny Khafagi violin
William Clark viola
Mee Na Lojewski cello
String Quartet No.3 ‘Wycinanki’
String Quartet No.3 in F, Op.73
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
Affinity Quartet represents the next generation of Australia’s chamber music stars.
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Tuesday 2 March 2021 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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