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

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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