Flinders Quartet's Midsummer Mendelssohn Gala

Thu 26 July 2018
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Hawthorn Arts Centre

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

Cost
$50/$40 conc/$15 student
07/26/2018 7:30pm 07/26/2018 9:30pm Flinders Quartet's Midsummer Mendelssohn Gala Flinders Quartet’s 2017 debut at the Hawthorn Arts Centre brought the house down; in 2018 they return with special guest Chris Moore (viola/narrator) to perform a unique concert that will grab the imagination. Concert Program: Felix Mendelssohn Arrangement of A Midsummer Night’s Dream 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) William Hennessy once said that all musicians possess a little of the actor within them. Flinders Quartet takes this one step further, giving Chris Moore the dual role of Puck and violist. (We always knew that if Puck played an instrument, it would be the viola!). Iain Grandage, together with the quartet and Chris, reimagine Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” score with the support of dramaturge, Kirsty Hillhouse. As a little entrée, Chris will narrate Leunig’s poignant “The Curly Pyjama Letters” with Calvin Bowman’s accompanying score. Commissioned and premiered by FQ in 2012, its 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. Chris Moore’s participation is generously supported by Yvonne von Hartel AM and Robert Peck AM peckvonhartel architects Book now , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
Event details

Flinders Quartet’s 2017 debut at the Hawthorn Arts Centre brought the house down; in 2018 they return with special guest Chris Moore (viola/narrator) to perform a unique concert that will grab the imagination.

Concert Program:

Felix Mendelssohn Arrangement of A Midsummer Night’s Dream 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)

William Hennessy once said that all musicians possess a little of the actor within them. Flinders Quartet takes this one step further, giving Chris Moore the dual role of Puck and violist. (We always knew that if Puck played an instrument, it would be the viola!). Iain Grandage, together with the quartet and Chris, reimagine Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” score with the support of dramaturge, Kirsty Hillhouse. As a little entrée, Chris will narrate Leunig’s poignant “The Curly Pyjama Letters” with Calvin Bowman’s accompanying score. Commissioned and premiered by FQ in 2012, its 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.

Chris Moore’s participation is generously supported by Yvonne von Hartel AM and Robert Peck AM peckvonhartel architects

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Contact
Boroondara Arts
9278 4770
Category
Music