Ralph Towner Guitar Quintet MigrationIain Grandage Guitar Quintet Black Dogs Schubert String Quartet in G major D887 With guest artist Slava Grigoryan, guitar
Slava Grigoryan, one of Australia’s favourite musicians, joins the ASQ in two works of contemporary sensibility, bringing his trademark virtuosity and lyrical warmth to the quartet.
Ralph Towner is a celebrated jazz guitarist and his quintet, Migration, inspired by the wild nature of America’s Pacific Northwest, blends the melodic and harmonic language of jazz with a classical sense of development.
Australian composer, Iain Grandage, also traverses classical, jazz and popular styles in his work. His theatrical flair comes to the fore in this guitar quintet, contemplating the mind’s mystery and complexity in music of kaleidoscopic colour.
The poignant world of late Schubert forms the emotional apex of this concert. His final string quartet, in G major, is charged with the heartfelt emotion and eloquent lyricism that is the core of his genius.