Sunday 15 March
The Enigma Quartet
Coffee and Romance
A Cafe Culture Concert
Enjoy an intimate afternoon of chamber music beneath the arches with the acclaimed Enigma Quartet. Mendelssohn's elegiac second quartet and Smetana's beloved quartet, 'from my life', will delight and transport with their poignant expressions of Romanticism.
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor, op. 13
I Adagio, Allegro vivace
II Adagio non lento
Bedrich Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'From My Life'
I Allegro vivo appassionato
II Allegro moderato alla polka
III Largo sostenuto
United by their passion for chamber music, the Enigma Quartet has a pure and joyful love for what they do and how they share with audiences. Comprised of successful artists in their own right, and holding coveted positions in Australia's top orchestras, their journey has been an organic progression from music students busking on the streets of Sydney to persistent development that has seen the quartet carve out an enviable reputation as one of Australia's best. In 2020 they will release their debut CD with ABC Classics and tour to Hawaii with shakuhachi master Riley Lee to perform ‘Five Elements’.
Café Culture is a new casual concert format, presenting the best of chamber music in a casual and conversational style. Held in the beautiful foyers of the Independent Theatre, Café Culture features short performances interspersed with opportunities to chat with the artists. Café Culture is a relaxed experience for the dedicated concert goer, and the perfect introduction for those new to chamber music.