Presented by Musica Viva Australia
In our fast-paced, throwaway society, it is a rare thing to be able to pause, to honour and appreciate the past but it is exactly this opportunity the Borodin Quartet offers its audience. Having recently celebrated their 70th anniversary, the individual players may have changed but each has embraced the unique history and famous sound of this remarkable institution.
Continuing too is the Borodin Quartet’s special relationship with Shostakovich and their interpretations still carry tremendous gravitas. Highlighting both the Classical threads that underpin Shostakovich’s music to the freer lyricism of the Romantic period, composers such as Tchaikovsky and Wolf create the perfect balance to the darkness of Shostakovich’s final quartet, which consists only of six slow movements unfurling in a timeless, unforgettable experience.
TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet no 1
WOLF Italian Serenade
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet no 15 in E-flat minor, op 144
Finishes approx. 9:30pm
Includes 20 min. interval
Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.
Pre-concert talk 6:45pm
Dr Robert Faulkner
Prior to the concert, join fellow music lovers and discover some of the intricate moments within the evening's program.
ADDITIONAL TICKETING INFORMATION
Under 30 and Student Rush Tickets
- Under 30 tickets are $30 for anyone aged 30 years and under for Musica Viva concerts. A valid proof of ID must be presented.
- $15 Student Rush tickets are available at the box office an hour before each concert. A valid full-time student ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount.
Concessions apply to full-time mature age students, means-tested Australian pensioners (Aged, Disability, Veteran’s Affairs and Supporting Parent), Seniors Card Holders WITH a government health care card, and all other Health Care card holders.
10% discount applies to the subscribers of the following:
- Musica Viva Australia
- West Australian Symphony Orchestra
- Black Swan State Theatre Company
- WA Opera
- WA Ballet
- St Georges Cathedral Concert Series
Please call Box Office on 9231 9999 or visit us in person to take advantage of this special offer. ID must be presented when collecting tickets.
A 'Grab and Go' menu will be available pre-show at this event.
Meals you will often find at this station range from curries, braises, gourmet burgers and substantial salads, right through to lighter options as sushi, special fries and gourmet pies.