Sunday July 29
<p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:eb garamond,serif"><span style="color:#ffffff">Afternoon Tea from 2:30 Concert at 3:30</span></span></span></p>
The Flinders Quartet
Midsummer Mendelssohn Gala
A Prelude in Tea Concert
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 entre, 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)
Adult $48, Concession and Under 30 $30, Student $22, Child $16
Includes afternoon tea
"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. flindersquartet.com"