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Sydney Cello Quartet: Songs My Mother Taught Me
3 March 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT$15 – $35
In the spirit of International Women’s Day the Sydney Cello Quartet will be exploring the impact female performers, composers and muses have had on the cello repertoire.
Hear excerpts from Elgar Cello Concerto arranged for quartet, a work so inextricably linked with Jaqueline Du Pre’s brilliant yet tragically short career. Learn about Beatrice Harrison’s unique performance of Dvorak’s Songs My Mother Taught Me that, in 1924, caused her and the nightingale in her garden to become overnight celebrities. Listen to Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, a signature piece of Guilhermina Suggia who was one of the first women to enjoy an international career and hear the enchanting Song Without Words which Mendelssohn dedicated to the young cellist Lisa Cristiani.
Meet the musicians after the concert and enjoy some light refreshments in the beautiful surroundings of Christ Church Lavender Bay.