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WELCOME TO FLINDERS QUARTET'S 2017 SEASON

Click here to view our 2017 season brochure online

Click here to view our 2017 season brochure online

Many music lovers speak of Schubert with honeyed tones, followed by a slight sigh. As a group, we think of Schubert so fondly. Performing three of his best chamber works in the one year is an indulgence we can't wait to share with all of you! As we turn our attention to songs without words, we look forward to telling many stories. Some with a new twist and some being told for the first time.

CONCERT PROGRAMS

Schubert in the South - MARCH 2017
Schubert Gala with Timo-Veikko Valve - JUNE 2017
Death and the Maiden - SEPT/OCT 2017
Quartet on Collins - MARCH, JUNE & SEPT 2017

Click here to view our 2017 season brochure online
or email us to request a copy


MRC Salon, Montsalvat & Collins Street Baptist Church subscription and single ticket bookings
(03) 9699 3333 melbournerecital.com.au or download a booking form


Hawthorn Arts Centre June 20 Schubert Gala ticket bookings
(03) 9278 4770 hawthornartscentre.com.au

 

Venues and Booking Information

Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank

Thursday 23 March, 7.00pm
Thursday 28 September, 7.00pm
(co-presented with Melbourne Recital Centre)

CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION

ON SALE NOW!

Two Concert Subscriptions: Standard $85 / Concession $68
Single Tickets: Standard $50 / Concession $40
(transaction & delivery fees may apply)

Bookings: Melbourne Recital Centre (03) 9699 3333 melbournerecital.com.au or download a booking form

 

MONTSALVAT BARN GALLERY
7 HILLCREST AVENUE, ELTHAM

Sunday 26 March, 2.30pm
Sunday 1 October, 2.30pm

CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION

ON SALE NOW!

Two Concert Subscriptions: Standard $76 / Concession $58
Single Tickets: Standard $45 / Concession $35
(transaction & delivery fees may apply)

Bookings: Melbourne Recital Centre (03) 9699 3333 melbournerecital.com.au or download a booking form

HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE
360 BURWOOD ROAD, HAWTHORN

Tuesday 20 June, 7.30pm

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ON SALE NOW!

Tickets: Standard $50 / Concession $40
(transaction & delivery fees may apply)

Bookings: Hawthorn Arts Centre (03) 9278 4770
hawthornartscentre.com.au

 

COLLINS STREET BAPTIST CHURCH
174 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE

Tuesday 21 March, 1.00pm
Tuesday 27 June, 1.00pm
Tuesday 26 September, 1.00pm

CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION

ON SALE NOW!

Three Concert Subscriptions: Standard $99 / Concession $72
Single Tickets: Standard $38 / Concession $28
(transaction & delivery fees may apply)

Bookings: Melbourne Recital Centre (03) 9699 3333 melbournerecital.com.au or download a booking form


Schubert in the South

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Schubert in the South

Review from classikON

FRANZ SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D.887

CALVIN BOWMAN  String Quartet in two movements
Premiere, commissioned for Flinders Quartet by Julian Burnside AO QC

CARLOS GUASTAVINO  Songs arranged for string quartet:
El Sampedrino (arranged by Iain Grandage)
Vidala del secadal (arranged by Iain Grandage)
Romance Argentinos for two pianos, Op. 2, No. 1 Las Niñas de Santa Fe (arranged by John Rotar)
 

Carlos Guastavino was known as the “Schubert of the Pampas” and our very own Calvin Bowman is gaining a reputation as the “Schubert of the South”. Time to crack open the bubbly, it’s the perfect beginning to our Schubert celebration! It seems unorthodox, but a string quartet is the perfect vehicle to showcase three masters of song from across the globe: four instrumentalists in lyrical conversation.

Violins  Shane Chen & Nicholas Waters
Viola  Helen Ireland
Cello  Zoe Knighton

PROGRAM NOTES

 

Concert Dates

SHEPPARTON^ Friday 10 March, 7.30pm
FLINDERS Sunday 12 March, 2.00pm
MACEDON Sunday 19 March, 2.30pm
MELBOURNE* Tuesday 21 March, 1.00pm
SOUTHBANK Thursday 23 March, 7.00pm
ELTHAM Sunday 26 March, 2.30pm

^ Program: Haydn, Guastavino and Schubert
* Program: Mozart, Bowman and Guastavino

Death and the Maiden

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Death and the Maiden

RICHARD MILLS  String Quartet No. 4 Glimpses from my book of Dada
Commissioned in 2010 with assistance from the Australia Council and dedicated to Flinders Quartet on their tenth birthday

FRANZ SCHUBERT  Winterreise (a selection) arranged for string quartet by Calvin Bowman
This arrangement has been commissioned for Flinders Quartet by Kaye Birks as a tribute to her husband, David, in recognition of his loving support over the last 50 years; and of their joint support of Flinders Quartet since 2006

FRANZ SCHUBERT  String Quartet in D minor D.810 Death and the Maiden

Each of these works tells vivid, fantastical stories. From latte drinking airheads to a little girl having a conversation with Death, the myriad of colours produced by the string quartet are the perfect narrative tool. Calvin Bowman re-imagines Schubert’s seminal work, Winterreise, with these colours in mind, celebrating Schubert’s ongoing relevance and influence in 21st century Australia.

Violins  Shane Chen & Nicholas Waters
Viola  Helen Ireland
Cello  Zoe Knighton

Click here for program notes


Concert Dates

ALBURY Friday 22 September, 7.30pm
BENDIGO Sunday 24 September, 3.00pm
MELBOURNE* Tuesday 26 September, 1.00pm 
SOUTHBANK Thursday 28 September, 7.00pm  SOLD OUT
COLAC Wednesday 27 September, 11.00am 
ELTHAM Sunday 1 October, 2.30pm 
WARRAGUL Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm BOOK NOW
DAYLESFORD Sunday 8 October, 2.30pm BOOK NOW

* Program: Schubert Death and the Maiden only
 

 

schubert gala with Timo-veikko Valve

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SCHUBERT GALA

Special Gala Concert featuring
Timo-Veikko Valve, cello


PETER SCULTHORPE  String Quartet No. 18
Jointly commissioned in 2010 by Edinburgh Festival for Tokyo String Quartet and Peter and Leila Doyle for Flinders Quartet

LUIGI BOCCHERINI String Quintet in D major Fandango

FRANZ SCHUBERT String Quintet in C major, D.956

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 the string quartet. In partnering with one of Australia’s greatest cellists, Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve, FQ embarks on an exciting musical dialogue and journey.

Violins  Shane Chen & Nicholas Waters
Viola  Helen Ireland
Cello  Zoe Knighton
Guest cello  Timo-Veikko Valve

PROGRAM NOTES
 

 

Concert Dates

HOBART Thursday 15 June, 8.00pm 
SYDNEY Sunday 18 June, 3.00pm 
HAWTHORN Tuesday 20 June, 7.30pm 

Click here for a transcript of the interview

Quartet on Collins

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QUARTET ON COLLINS

Glorious one hour string quartet concerts in the heart of the city with sublime acoustics.

Violins  Shane Chen & Nicholas Waters
Viola  Helen Ireland
Cello  Zoe Knighton


Quartet on Collins #1 - Tuesday 21 March, 1.00pm

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART  Duo No. 1 in G major K. 423

CALVIN BOWMAN  String Quartet in two movements
Premiere, commissioned for Flinders Quartet by Julian Burnside AO QC

CARLOS GUASTAVINO  Songs arranged for string quartet:
El Sampedrino (arranged by Iain Grandage)
Vidala del secadal (arranged by Iain Grandage)
Romance Argentinos for two pianos, Op. 2, No. 1 Las Niñas de Santa Fe (arranged by John Rotar)

PROGRAM NOTES


QUARTET ON COLLINS #2 - Tuesday 27 June, 1.00pm

FRANZ SCHUBERT  String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D.887

PROGRAM NOTES       REVIEW


QUARTET ON COLLINS #3 - Tuesday 26 September, 1.00pm

FRANZ SCHUBERT  String Quartet in D minor D.810 Death and the Maiden

PROGRAM NOTES

 

Come early to our Quartet on Collins concerts and enjoy a pre concert from 12.40pm to 12.50pm by ensembles from Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Victorian Amateur Chamber Music Society and Yarra Valley Grammar.

 

Collins Street Baptist Church

174 Collins Street, Melbourne

 

Three Concert Subscriptions: Standard $99 / Concession $72
Single Tickets: Standard $38 / Concession $28

Bookings: Melbourne Recital Centre (03) 9699 3333

melbourne recital centre 'local heroes' series

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Melbourne Recital Centre 'Local Heroes' Series

Our two-concert series in Melbourne Recital Centre's sublime Salon, as part of 'Local Heroes'.

Violins  Shane Chen & Nicholas Waters
Viola  Helen Ireland
Cello  Zoe Knighton


SCHUBERT IN THE SOUTH - Thursday 23 March, 7.00pm

CALVIN BOWMAN  String Quartet in two movements
Premiere, commissioned for Flinders Quartet by Julian Burnside AO QC

CARLOS GUASTAVINO  Songs arranged for string quartet:
El Sampedrino (arranged by Iain Grandage)
Vidala del secadal (arranged by Iain Grandage)
Romance Argentinos for two pianos, Op. 2, No. 1 Las Niñas de Santa Fe (arranged by John Rotar)

FRANZ SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D.887


DEATH AND THE MAIDEN - Thursday 28 September, 7.00pm

RICHARD MILLS  String Quartet No. 4 Glimpses from my book of Dada
Commissioned in 2010 with assistance from the Australia Council and dedicated to Flinders Quartet on their tenth birthday

FRANZ SCHUBERT  Winterreise (a selection) arranged for string quartet by Calvin Bowman

FRANZ SCHUBERT  String Quartet in D minor D.810 Death and the Maiden

 

Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon

cnr Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Southbank

 

Two Concert Subscriptions: Standard $85 / Concession $68

Single Tickets: Standard $50 / Concession $40

Bookings: Melbourne Recital Centre online or (03) 9699 3333

MONTSALVAT SERIES

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MONTSALVAT SERIES

Our two-concert series at Montsalvat Barn Gallery

Violins  Shane Chen & Nicholas Waters
Viola  Helen Ireland
Cello  Zoe Knighton


SCHUBERT IN THE SOUTH - Sunday 26 March, 2.30pm

CALVIN BOWMAN  String Quartet in two movements
Premiere, commissioned for Flinders Quartet by Julian Burnside AO QC

CARLOS GUASTAVINO  Songs arranged for string quartet:
El Sampedrino (arranged by Iain Grandage)
Vidala del secadal (arranged by Iain Grandage)
Romance Argentinos for two pianos, Op. 2, No. 1 Las Niñas de Santa Fe (arranged by John Rotar)

FRANZ SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D.887


DEATH AND THE MAIDEN - Sunday 1 October, 2.30pm

RICHARD MILLS  String Quartet No. 4 Glimpses from my book of Dada
Commissioned in 2010 with assistance from the Australia Council and dedicated to Flinders Quartet on their tenth birthday

FRANZ SCHUBERT  Winterreise (a selection) arranged for string quartet by Calvin Bowman

FRANZ SCHUBERT  String Quartet in D minor D.810 Death and the Maiden

 

MONTSALVAT BARN GALLERY

7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham

 

Two Concert Subscriptions: Standard $76 / Concession $58

Single Tickets: Standard $45 / Concession $35

Bookings: Melbourne Recital Centre online or (03) 9699 3333