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Is It True?


Is It True?

  • Date: Sunday, 11 November 2018, 2:30pm
  • Venue: Montsalvat — 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $45 | Children: $15 | Concession: $35 (booking fees may apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Flinders Quartet’s closing concert in their 2018 season pairs Mendelssohn with Australia’s own Andrew Ford, with the premiere of Ford’s sixth string quartet.

Mendelssohn was fascinated by Beethoven as a teenager and his Op. 13 string quartet draws on inspiration from this great master, as well as his own song Frage which asks the question “Ist es wahr?”.

Fast forward to the 21st century Australia and we have Andrew Ford’s sixth string quartet – one movement of which bears the title “Sunrise with Wedding Dresses” and depicts refugee, Raghda sewing wedding dresses and full of desperate hope for her infant daughter. Pairing Ford and Mendelssohn brings 19th century Berlin right next to 21st century Melbourne. In fact, it does more than that: it reminds us that music represents a time, a place and marks history in the most extraordinarily pertinent way.

Concert Program:

Felix Mendelssohn Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81, No. 2 and 3
Andrew Ford String Quartet No. 6 *
Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet Op.13 in A minor

*Jointly commissioned for Flinders Quartet by David and Kaye Birks and Julian Burnside AO QC

Featured non-Australian music: Felix Mendelssohn

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

Digital sheet music sample String quartet No 6 : string quartet (2018) by Andrew Ford
— performed by Flinders Quartet

Featured artists

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