Welcome to our 2019 national program.
This year we venture across our beautiful country several times through our National Season tours, ASQ Festivals, Close Quarters concerts, collaborations and education programs.
The centrepiece – our National Season – celebrates the much-loved quartets of Debussy, Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn and Sibelius, explores the minds of left-of-centre thinkers Charles Ives and Helena Winkelman, and premieres new works by Australian composers Kate Moore and Nigel Westlake.
There are more ways than ever to let your life be underscored by exquisite quartet music. We invite you to join us.
Thursday 23 May, 2019 7PM
Two great masters of the string quartet are shown in the youthful bloom of their artistry in this concert, which brings together their early masterworks.
Thursday 28 February, 2019 7PM
Playfulness encounters aesthetic introspection: Haydn’s admiration for the musicality of birds creates curious charm, contrasting the soulful grandeur of Finland’s great Romantic artist, Jean Sibelius.
Wednesday 4 September, 2019 7PM
A combination of works from three composers united, across time, in the musical quest for vivid colours and sensual beauty.