Presented by Flinders Quartet
‘To hear someone painted in sound is the most intimate portrait.’ Zoe Knighton
Shostakovich’s incredibly powerful String Quartet No.8 was officially dedicated ‘to the memory of the victims of fascism and war’ but there is much to suggest that Shostakovich meant it as a musical self-portrait.
Smetana’s String Quartet No.1 ‘From My Life’ is a different type of musical portrait, taking us on a vivid, programmatic journey through young love, and the devastation of tinnitus. In discussing these works, Flinders Quartet became curious about how a composer would capture their essence and commissioned Tasmanian composer Maria Grenfell to paint them in sound. It will be illuminating for Flinders Quartet to perform their very own musical portrait for audiences and look into the musical mirror to see themselves in music.
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Cameron Hill violin
Wilma Smith violin
Helen Ireland viola
Zoe Knighton cello
String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110
New Work – Commissioned by Flinders Quartet
String Quartet No.1 in E ‘From My Life’
This production is part of the following series:
Monday 30 October 2023 1pm & 6pm
Duration: 1 hour 15 mins (no interval) Please note, running times are approximate and subject to change.
Standard $40 ($30 Concession)
Group 10+ $30
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