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Port Fairy: Lou Bennett, Schubert

Event

Port Fairy: Lou Bennett, Schubert

  • Date: Sunday, 15 October 2017, 2pm
  • Venue: Reardon Theatre — 35 Bank St, Port Fairy, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival 2017 series
  • Tickets: Adult: $35 | Concession: $28 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

This is a concert of beginnings and endings, of first and last utterances, of rebirth and renewal. Yorta Yorta / Dja Dja Wurrung woman Lou Bennett, much loved member of Tiddas, writes a story of ancient cultural practices that will leave you deeply moved and looking upon our world anew.

And what better way to answer her ‘Quartet and Country’ offering than with that most titanic of works, Schubert’s Cello Quintet . The ASQ are joined by Juilliard alumnus Meta Weiss for this masterwork from the end of Schubert’s life – thus easing us towards the end of the Festival.

Program

Bennett Resting Amongst the Treetops (World Premiere*)
Schubert Cello Quintet in C D.956

Artists

Australian String Quartet

Dale Barltrop, Violin 1
Francesca Hiew, Violin 2
Stephen King, Viola
Sharon Grigoryan, Cello

with...

Lou Bennett, Voice
Meta Weiss, Cello

*Resting Amongst the Treetops was commissioned for the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival by the Ukaria Foundation.

Featured non-Australian music: Schubert

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 5568 3030 or by email to contact@portfairyspringfest.com.au

Featured Australian Works

 Resting Amongst the Treetops (2017) by Lou Bennett — World premiere

Featured artists

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