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Flinders Quartet: Translations
- Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 7pm
- Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
- Tickets: Adults: $50 | Children: $40 | Concession: $40 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
Chinese erhu 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.
Performers: Flinders Quartet with guest artists Genevieve Lacey (recorders) and Hao Zheng (erhu)
Featured non-Australian music: ZHAO ZHANG String Quartet No. 1 “Totem”; DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Featured Australian Works
|A song for Neilma : for tenor recorder and string quartet (2010) by Peter Sculthorpe|
— performed by Genevieve Lacey and Flinders Quartet
|Translations : for recorder, erhu and string quartet (2017) by Stuart Greenbaum|
— performed by Hao Zheng, Genevieve Lacey and Flinders Quartet
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