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The Australian String Quartet present Utopias

The Australian String Quartet present Utopias

Vanishing visions of the idyll—a Utopian world of natural splendour, both aquatic and pastoral—are conjured by an intricate and highly original string soundscape from Thomas Adès, titled Arcadiana. Following this is Mozart’s String Quartet in D minor—intensely personal in its expression, moments of intimately sublime sorrow give way to bursts of playful radiance, in only the way Mozart can achieve.

Finishing this concert is a work which provides an outward lens to the internal world of a composer balancing a delicate and dangerous relationship with political powers. Dedicated to his third wife Irena, Dimitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No.9 is defined by its introspective whisperings, caressing melodies, and dramatic edge-of-your-seat rhythmic bite.

THOMAS ADÈS
Arcadiana

MOZART
String Quartet No.15 in D minor, K.421

SHOSTAKOVICH
String Quartet No.9 in E-flat Major, Op.117

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    Event Showings

    10 May | 7pm

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    Price

    Ticketed event

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    Location

    Hackett Hall, WA Museum Boola Bardip

    Perth WA 6000

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    Wheelchair access

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