Takács Quartet Australian tour programs

We’re excited: the Takács Quartet arrives in Australia in just under two weeks. This will be the Quartet’s eighth tour of Australia, not including their appearance at last year’s Musica Viva Festival in Sydney.

The Takács Quartet was recently one of only two chamber ensembles inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame, the other being the Beaux Arts Trio. In a recent review Gramophone wrote “The Takács have the ability to make you believe that there’s no other possible way the music should go and the strength to overturn preconceptions that comes only with the greatest performers…”

The Quartet brings two very exciting tour programs with them on this tour, and we can’t wait to hear them both!

PROGRAM 1
Leoš JANÁČEK String Quartet no 1, ‘Kreutzer’
Benjamin BRITTEN String Quartet no 1 in D major, op 25
Gordon KERRY Variations for string quartet*
Claude DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor, op 10

Perth Tues 19 June, 7.30pm
Sydney Sat 23 June, 2pm
Brisbane Sun 24 June, 3pm
Melbourne Sat 30 June, 8pm

PROGRAM 2
Leoš JANÁČEK String Quartet no 2, Intimate Letters
Benjamin BRITTEN String Quartet no 3, op 94
Gordon KERRY Variations for string quartet*
Maurice RAVEL String Quartet in F major, op 34

Adelaide Thurs 21 June, 7.30pm
Melbourne Tues 26 June, 7pm
Canberra Wed 27 June, 7pm
Newcastle Fri 29 June, 7.30pm
Sydney Mon 2 July, 7pm

*Commissioned by Diane Parks in association with Musica Viva Australia in honour of David Bookallil’s sixtieth birthday

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