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FLINDERS QUARTET 2019

Flinders Quartet was born from a love of the string quartet repertoire and it is this love that has fuelled our creativity for 18 years. Let’s face it, we are pretty lucky to have such great music at our disposal; music that withstands centuries and the inevitable shifting perspective. The excitement of adding to this history with new compositions and representing 21st century Australia through the string quartet canon makes 2019 all about the love of great music. We can’t wait to share it all with you.

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QUARTET
PROGRAM 1 - February 2019

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SHOSTAKOVICH: through the lens of the string quartet
PROGRAM 2 - July/August 2019

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TRANSLATIONS
PROGRAM 3 - October 2019

with guest artists Genevieve Lacey (recorders) and Hao Zheng (Er-Hu)


2019 SEASON CONCERT VENUES

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PRIMROSE POTTER SALON, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

PRIMROSE POTTER SALON, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE
Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank

 

THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY, 7PM

MONDAY 5 AUGUST, 7PM

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER, 7PM

(co-presented with Melbourne Recital Centre)

Bookings: Melbourne Recital Centre (03) 9699 3333 melbournerecital.com.au (transaction & delivery fees may apply)

Three Concert Subscriptions: Standard $126 / Concession $102

Single Tickets: Standard $50 / Concession $40

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MONTSALVAT BARN GALLERY

MONTSALVAT BARN GALLERY
7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham

 

SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY, 2.30PM

SUNDAY 4 AUGUST, 2.30PM

SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER, 2.30PM

Bookings: Melbourne Recital Centre (03) 9699 3333 melbournerecital.com.au (transaction & delivery fees may apply)

Three Concert Subscriptions: Standard $111 / Concession $90

Single Tickets: Standard $45 / Concession $35

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COLLINS STREET BAPTIST CHURCH

COLLINS STREET BAPTIST CHURCH
174 Collins Street, Melbourne

 

TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY, 1PM

TUESDAY 30 JULY, 1PM

TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER, 1PM

Bookings: Melbourne Recital Centre (03) 9699 3333 melbournerecital.com.au (transaction & delivery fees may apply)

Three Concert Subscriptions: Standard $99 / Concession $72

Single Tickets: Standard $38 / Concession $28

Full-time students are free upon presentation of full-time student ID at the door

Come early to our Collins Street concerts and enjoy a pre concert from 12.40pm to 12.50pm by ensembles from John Noble’s Quartet Program, Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and the Victorian Amateur Chamber Music Society.

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THE INDEPENDENT, NORTH SYDNEY

THE INDEPENDENT
269 Miller Street, North Sydney

 

SUNDAY 28 JULY, 3.30PM

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QUARTET

PROGRAM 1 - February 2019



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MATTHEW LAING New Commission (world premiere)
ROBERT SCHUMANN
String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41, No. 3
JOSEPH HAYDN
String Quartet Op. 64, No. 3

Matthew Laing was the winner of the Scarlet’s Fund residency award as part of FQ’s 2017 Composer Development Program. Impressed by his unique and engaging concept of sound and gift of musical architecture, we asked Matthew to choose which works best pair with his compositional voice. He chose to have his work programmed with Schumann’s String Quartet No. 3 and Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 64 No. 3; shining a new perspective on these enduring works of the repertoire and using it to place his own work into a historical context.

Violins Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba Nicholas Waters
Viola Helen Ireland
Cello Zoe Knighton


CONCERT DATES

MONTSALVAT BARN GALLERY • Sunday 24 February, 2.30pm BOOK TICKETS

LUNCHTIME AT COLLINS STREET BAPTIST CHURCH • Tuesday 26 February, 1.00pm^ BOOK TICKETS

PRIMROSE POTTER SALON, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • Thursday 28 February, 7.00pm BOOK TICKETS

^ one-hour lunchtime concert series; click here for program details

SUBSCRIBE TO MRC, MONTSALVAT OR COLLINS STREET AND SAVE
Single tickets also available


SHOSTAKOVICH:

through the lens of the string quartet

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SHOSTAKOVICH:

through the lens of the string quartet

PROGRAM 2 - July/August 2019



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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet Cycle

Selected movements from the string quartets of Shostakovich, curated by Flinders Quartet with dramaturge, Richard Piper

In a unique concept, we explore Shostakovich’s life through a prism of his string quartets. Inspired by Wendy Lesser’s book “Music for Silenced Voices”, this program will explore the life of Shostakovich through selections from his fifteen string quartets, and follows his relationship with The Beethoven Quartet; his muse for most of his string quartet writing. Be prepared for something a little left of centre.

Violins Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba Nicholas Waters
Viola Helen Ireland
Cello Zoe Knighton
Dramaturge Richard Piper


CONCERT DATES

LUNCHTIME AT COLLINS STREET BAPTIST CHURCH • Tuesday 30 July, 1.00pm^ BOOK TICKETS

MONTSALVAT BARN GALLERY • Sunday 4 August, 2.30pm BOOK TICKETS

PRIMROSE POTTER SALON, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • Monday 5 August, 7.00pm BOOK TICKETS

^ one-hour lunchtime concert series; click here for program details

SUBSCRIBE TO MRC, MONTSALVAT OR COLLINS STREET AND SAVE
Single tickets also available


TRANSLATIONS

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TRANSLATIONS

PROGRAM 3 - October 2019

with guest artists Genevieve Lacey (recorders) and Hao Zheng (Er-Hu)



The Clifford Hocking Concert - music in the memory of Australia’s great impresario Clifford Hocking AM

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ZHAO ZHANG String Quartet No. 1 “Totem”
CLAUDE DEBUSSY
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
PETER SCULTHORPE
“Song for Neilma” (for recorder and string quartet)
GANG CHEN arr. JULIAN YU “Tashkurgan in the Sunshine” (for Er-Hu and string quartet)
STUART GREENBAUM
“Translations” (for Er-Hu, string quartet and recorder)*

*Commissioned by Carrillo Gantner for his wife, Ziyin Wang Gantner

Chinese Er-Hu is brilliantly matched with the European tradition of the string quartet and recorder in our final concert for the season. While separated by geography and history, the musical colours of contemporary Chinese sensation, Zhao Zhang and Debussy’s works illustrate the way music is able to unite cultures. Both quintessentially nationalistic in their own ways, the similarities between the two works on this program are far more striking than their differences.

“Translations” more than proves the cliché that music is a universal language. This concert places a focus on using the music of the string quartet as a shared language between East and West.

Violins Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba Nicholas Waters
Viola Helen Ireland
Cello Zoe Knighton
Recorders Genevieve Lacey
Er-Hu Hao Zheng

 Genevieve Lacey, recorders / image credit Heide Smith

Genevieve Lacey, recorders / image credit Heide Smith

 Hao Zheng, Er-Hu / image credit Tower Liu

Hao Zheng, Er-Hu / image credit Tower Liu


CONCERT DATES

LUNCHTIME AT COLLINS STREET BAPTIST CHURCH • Tuesday 15 October, 1.00pm^ BOOK TICKETS

PRIMROSE POTTER SALON, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • Wednesday 16 October, 7.00pm BOOK TICKETS

MONTSALVAT BARN GALLERY • Sunday 20 October, 2.30pm BOOK TICKETS

^ one-hour lunchtime concert series, no guest artists; click here for program details

SUBSCRIBE TO MRC, MONTSALVAT OR COLLINS STREET AND SAVE
Single tickets also available