Music By The Sea Concert Series 2016
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6th August, 7:30pm, Sandgate Town Hall
Flinders Quartet is Shane Chen (violin), Nicholas Waters (violin), Helen Ireland (viola) and Zoe Knighton (cello)
BRITTEN - String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36
GREENBAUM - String Quartet No. 1 Time’s Arrow
BEETHOVEN - String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74 in E flat major (Harp)
Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. A quartet for the twenty-first century, FQ continues its second decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity. The group's dynamic and stirring performances of a full spectrum of repertoire have audiences and critics articulating their esteem, and the quartet is now a highly respected force in Australian chamber music.
FQ’s first commercial CD release, "Reinventions" with Genevieve Lacey, met with critical and popular acclaim and was re-released on the ABC Classics label in 2015. Also on the ABC Classics label is its ARIA-nominated 2011 release, "Fandango" with Karin Schaupp, and 2015 release "Intimate Voices: Sibelius String Quartets".
The members of Flinders Quartet have a steadfast commitment to the development of Australian chamber music, musicians and audiences. As teachers and mentors they regularly work with the Australian Youth Orchestra.
“Their shading, rhythmic pliability and tautness of ensemble are impeccable.”
— LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE (reviewing "Intimate Voices"), December 2015
“... Flinders Quartet displayed seamless ensemble as well as profound understanding of the music they played.”
— ARMIDALE EXPRESS, March 2016
“... intense clarity and fluid partnership ...”
— COURIER MAIL (reviewing "Intimate Voices"), September 2015
“... the quartet sounded as if they had been playing together for a lifetime: unity of interpretation, tight ensemble, fine balance, matched tone, and fluent dialogues between solo and collective lines.”
— THE AUSTRALIAN, May 2014
3 September, 7:30pm, Sandgate Town Hall
White Halo Ensemble
Professor Patricia Pollett (viola)
Associate Professor Adam Chalabi (violin)
Patrick Murphy (cello)
Dr Liam Viney (piano)
1. J.S. Bach Selection from 2 Part Inventions for Violin and Cello
2. Gustav Mahler Piano Quartet in A Minor
3. Haydn Piano Trio NO.39 in G Major,
4.Schuman Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.47
5. Matthew Hindson Epic Diva
White Halo Ensemble is a high-profile chamber ensemble celebrating the importance of chamber music to arts culture and music education. Based at the University of Queensland’s School of Music, White Halo was created by existing performance staff, as well as recruiting new performers from Melbourne, Sydney and Los Angeles. White Halo takes its name from the halo effect that forms behind supersonic jets as they break the sound barrier. Under the guise of a traditional piano quartet, the group seeks to break barriers and explore new terrain within the art of chamber music.
White Halo’s mission seeks to "positively influence society by engaging in the pursuit of excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge" in the field of Chamber Music.
One of the most significant aspects of White Halo's mission is commissioning new chamber music from a diverse range of composers, including both established and emerging Australian and overseas composers. White Halo has already commissioned composers Andrew Ford, Matthew Hindson, Gordon Hamilton, Paul Dean and James Ledger.
2016 CONCERT SERIES
9 July -
6 August - TICKETS
3 September - TICKETS
White Halo Ensemble
Sásta - Irish band
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