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Flinders Quartet "The Offering"


Flinders Quartet "The Offering"

  • Date: Sunday, 25 September 2016, 2.30pm
  • Venue: Montsalvat — 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Flinders Quartet 2016 series
  • Tickets: Adults: $45 | Children: $35 | Concession: $35 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Commissioned by Chris Arnold and Margot Costanzo to commemorate their 60th birthdays, The Offering by Elena Kats-Chernin is her latest chamber work to hit the stage, and her first piano quintet. A friend of Flinders Quartet since 2005, Kats-Chernin and FQ have formed a strong bond through their music-making. Kats-Chernin says of Shostakovich: “His Preludes and Fugues are a constant on my piano at home”. And Greenbaum writes of Brahms: “I continue to be mesmerised by the harmonic progressions of Brahms.” This exploration of the string quartet’s lineage epitomises FQ’s journey in 2016, celebrating the addition of two new works to the string quartet canon.

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Piano Quintet No. 1 The Offering *
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 92
STUART GREENBAUM 4 before (and after) 5 ^
BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

* Premiere, commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from Chris Arnold and Margot Costanzo
^ Premiere, commissioned by Flinders Quartet

Featured non-Australian music: Shostakovich, Brahms

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0417 798 523 or by email to admin@flindersquartet.com

Featured Australian Works

4 before (and after) 5 : string quartet by Stuart Greenbaum — World premiere
— performed by Flinders Quartet
Digital sheet music sample The Offering : piano quintet (2015) by Elena Kats-Chernin — World premiere
— performed by Flinders Quartet and Benjamin Martin

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