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- Date: Monday, 17 November 2014, 7pm
- Venue: Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane — Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, 140 Grey Street, South Brisbane, QLD
- Tickets: Standard: $72 | Conc.: $52 | Under 30: $30 | Student rush: $15* — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 136246
The Mendelssohn family were pioneers in the presentation, preservation and creation of music. The most modern works imaginable and the most newly revived older works were performed side by side in their house concerts in the early 19th century. Not only were Felix and Fanny's extraordinary gifts as performers, composers and programmers discovered and developed in these performances, but the revival of the then-forgotten JS Bach began there too.
It is in their spirit of adventure and preservation that we bring you works by the Mendelssohn family. These sandwich two compositions for string quartet and soprano from our own time and place, with guest Greta Bradman — Sea Chronicles by Paul Stanhope, and Peter Sculthorpe's 13th Quartet, Island Dreaming. Like the Mendelssohns, both composers have helped shape the cultural identity of a nation and of countless individual artists.
STUDENT RUSH: *$15 tickets are available one hour prior to concert start on presentation of a full-time student card.
Featured non-Australian music: Felix Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 1800 040 444
Featured Australian Works
||Island dreaming (mezzo-soprano with string quartet) (1996) by Peter Sculthorpe|
— performed by Greta Bradman and Australian String Quartet
||Sea chronicles : five songs for soprano and string quartet (1998) by Paul Stanhope|
— performed by Australian String Quartet and Greta Bradman
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