Borodin Quartet

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Borodin Quartet

In our fast-paced, throwaway society, it is a rare thing to be able to pause, to honour and appreciate the past but it is exactly this opportunity the Borodin Quartet offers its audience. Having recently celebrated their 70th anniversary, the individual players may have changed but each has embraced the unique history and famous sound of this remarkable institution.

Continuing too is the Borodin Quartet’s special relationship with Shostakovich and their interpretations still carry tremendous gravitas. Highlighting both the Classical threads that underpin Shostakovich’s music to the freer lyricism of the Romantic period, composers such as Haydn, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky create the perfect balance to the darkness of Shostakovich’s final quartet, which consists only of six slow movements unfurling in a timeless, unforgettable experience.


Program One - Saturday 6 October 2pm

Haydn String Quartet in B minor, op 33 no 1
Shostakovich String Quartet no 9 in E-flat major, op 117
Beethoven String Quartet no 13 in B-flat major, op 130

Program Two - Monday 1 October 7pm

Tchaikovsky String Quartet no 1
Wolf Italian Serenade
Shostakovich String Quartet no 15 in E-flat minor, op 144

Duration: approximately 2 hours, including an interval 

Ticket Info

A Reserve

Standard $121
Concession $105
City Recital Hall Member $108.90
Under 40 $40
Under 30 $30

B Reserve

Standard $85
Concession $74
City Recital Hall Member $76.50
Under 40 $40
Under 30 $30

C Reserve

Standard $57
Concession $50
City Recital Hall Member $51.30
Under 40 $40
Under 30 $30

A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6.60, Phone $8.25.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

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Details are correct at time of publication