Goldner String Quartet & Ian Munro head to Newcastle, Sydney

The Goldner String Quartet heads to Newcastle tonight, where Ian Munro has been spending time with family, for the third concert in their current tour.

The tour has had a busy start. After the opening concert in Sydney on Monday night, the group headed straight to Brisbane for a concert at the Queensland Conservatorium. The following day the Goldners headed off to give a string masterclass at the Conservatorium while Ian Munro gave a talk at the Queensland Art Gallery on the connections between art and music. This subject is particularly appropriate for Ian, who is often inspired by extra-musical stimuli – such as the poetry of Judith Wright in his Piano Quintet no 2, wood and linocut prints in his String Quartet no 1, or Russian folk tales in his Piano Trio.

The tour continues with a concert in Sydney on the weekend, followed by concerts in Melbourne and Coffs Harbour next week.

If you’d like to learn more about some of the music on this tour, you can listen to Genevieve Lang talk about the music of Dvorak and Brahms here.

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