Australian String Quartet presents
National Season OneHAYDN WINKELMAN SIBELIUS
Haydn String Quartet op 33 no 3 The BirdHelena Winkelman Papa Haydn’s ParrotSibelius String Quartet op 56 Voces Intimae
Whimsical spirit encounters aesthetic introspection in the first of our 2019 concerts. Haydn’s admiration for the musicality of birds creates curious charm, contrasting the soulful reflections of Finland’s great Romantic artist, Jean Sibelius.
Inspired by the new spirit of elegance and clarity defined with the term ‘galant,’Haydn’s work is directed entirely towards the listener’s delight, allowing musical intuition to transcend the composer’s technique.
Then Swiss violinist and composer Helena Winkelman pays her own wildly idiosyncratic tribute to Haydn and the birds that inspired him.
In contrast, Sibelius delves deep into his emotional life, surveying his feelings and fears in a tremendous assertion of personal strength. His quartet draws its force from a profound understanding for the intimacies of feeling which only a string quartet can truly explore.
The ASQ performs with guest cellist Timo-Veikko Valve while Sharon Grigoryan takes parental leave.
This concert is currently only available via a subscription. Visit asq.com.au for details. Single tickets on sale 3 December.
Adult $85.00Concession $66.00 *Under 30 $30.00*Concession: Pensioners, Health Care Card Holders (including Seniors Healthcare card BUT Senior Cards without the Health Card are not eligible).
Monday 25 February 20197pm
Conservatorium TheatreQueensland ConservatoriumGriffith University140 Grey StreetSouth Bank, Brisbane