ASQ in Concert: Bartók Mendelssohn Fischer
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28 June 2021
State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

ASQ in Concert: Bartók Mendelssohn Fischer

28 June 2021 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by Australian String Quartet

Courage, boldness and revitalisation underpin this program which features Felix Mendelssohn’s operatic vigour, Pavel Fischer’s depiction of a rousing call-to-arms and Béla Bartók’s fresh take on string quartet writing.

As an early ethnomusicologist, Bartók dedicated his life to cataloguing folk music from across central Europe. This research heavily influenced his writing which, mixed with an unmistakable Beethovien zeal, lead to a revitalisation of string quartet writing. Bartók’s third string quartet exemplifies this in one continuous movement, brimming with inventive string techniques that create a diversity of colours and emotions.

Mendelssohn wrote the Opus 12 string quartet before his twentieth birthday. His young, opera-addicted mind dials up the drama and beauty of this piece, while the popular Canzonetta movement exemplifies the cheeky Puck-like passagework associated with his Octet, and music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Moravian violinist and composer Pavel Fischer was inspired by the courage of Scottish piper Bill Millin who on D-Day, marched on Normandy beach, rallying the troops with his bagpipes. This incredible quartet seamlessly blends traditions of folk music and western art, creating an explosive and exhilarating end to this program.

Join us for this special concert which celebrates ASQ Viola Stephen King, before he moves to his new role as ASQ’s Director of Learning and Engagement, and welcomes new ASQ Cello Michael Dahlenburg.

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
  • $70.00 Standard
  • $60.00 Concession (Full time students, pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed)
  • $30.00 Under 30s
  • $70.00 Groups (10+) Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
  • Phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au

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