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Flinders Quartet: Midsummer Mendelssohn Gala (A Prelude in Tea Concert)
29 July 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm AEST$16 – $48
Individual Tickets from $16-$48
2018 Sunday Series: A Prelude in Tea
Join us on the last Sunday of the month for a scrumptious afternoon tea and concert from some of Australia’s best and most exciting
William Hennessy once said that all musicians possess a little of the actor within them. Flinders Quartet explores this idea in this unique concert program; giving Chris Moore the dual role of Shakespeare’s Puck and violist.
Flinders Quartet, together with composer Iain Grandage and violist Chris Moore, reimagine Mendelssohn’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream ‘ incidental score with the support of dramaturge, Kirsty Hillhouse, in a concert that will grab the imagination. As a little entree, Chris will narrate Leunig’s poignant ‘The Curly Pyjama Letters ‘ with Calvin Bowman’s accompanying score. Commissioned by FQ in 2012, this work’s delightful quirkiness has struck a chord with audiences.
Juxtaposing this is the purely romantic, melodic world of Brahms. Described as a man ‘steeped in force ‘, Brahms’ G major quintet brings us back to the purity of music with musicianship of the highest order.
Felix Mendelssohn Arrangement of ‘A Midsummer Night’sDream ‘ incidental music by Iain Grandage intertwined with text from Shakespeare’s play; Chris Moore (narrator)
Calvin Bowman ‘The Curly Pyjama Letters ‘; Chris Moore (narrator)
Johannes Brahms Viola Quintet No. 2 in G major Op. 111; Chris Moore (viola)
Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. Their dynamic performances of a full spectrum of repertoire have audiences and critics articulating their esteem, and the quartet is a highly-respected force in Australian chamber music.
‘… Flinders Quartet displays a tight ensemble with exemplary intonation … We are indeed fortunate to have resident in Australia a quartet of this very high calibre. ‘ classikON
Flinders’ 2018 season includes their annual Melbourne subscription series, a cross-genre project with Iain Grandage and Chris Moore, and recitals and masterclasses in various parts of metropolitan and regional Australia.
Afternoon tea served from 2:30pm.
Concert commences at 3:30pm.