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What’s On This Fortnight: Saturday 25 April – Saturday 9 May
Beethoven, Sculthorpe, Jazz and Strings
Celebrate 250 years of Beethoven, International Jazz Day and the birthday of one of the defining figures in 20th-century Australian music Peter Sculthorpe (1924-2014) and explore the power and joy of strings in chamber music.
Wednesday 29 April 7pm: Flinders Quartet, Translations
Celebrate Sculthorpe | A quartet for the 21st century, Flinders supports emerging Australian composers and musicians with its critically acclaimed programming, impressing audiences with gripping interpretations of new works and established masterpieces alike, including Peter Sculthorpe’s A Song for Neilma on the day of his birthday. Special guests include Genevieve Lacey (recorder) and Hao Zheng (er-hu)
Thursday 30 April 7pm: Alyson Murray, Breathe
Celebrate International Jazz Day | Australian vocalist and composer Alyson Murray melds soul, R‘n’B and jazz. Breathe is a stunning collection of songs composed in the buzz and business of New York City.
Saturday 2 May 2pm: Quartz, Beethoven’s Razumovsky
Celebrate Beethoven | Known for their refreshing and precise performances of classical and contemporary repertoire, Quartz performs Beethoven’s ‘Razumovsky’ String Quartet No.2 – complex and thrilling, nothing short of a masterpiece.
Tuesday 5 May 7pm: Solstice Piano Trio, Cityscapes
Celebrate Sculthorpe | The piano trio paints a portrait of cities as places of chaos, connection, hope, home and history. The Sculthorpe birthday celebrations continue with a performance of the composer’s Night Song, plus two commissions by local composers Louisa Trewartha and Nat Bartsch, a new work by Solstice’s cellist Steph Arnold and more.
Thursday 7 May 3pm: Rock Paper Scissors, Wolfie to Ludwig
Celebrate Beethoven (and Mozart) | Coming from diverse multicultural backgrounds and generations, Wilma Smith, Yelian He and Yasmin Rowe unite to perform a program dedicated to Mozart and Beethoven, and their mutual admiration for each other as virtuosic composers.
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