MELBOURNE Thu 18/08/22 7:00PM Athenaeum Studio 2 (MDCH)

ONLINE Thu 18/08/22 7:00PM Australian Digital Concert Hall

Athenaeum $32–$44
ADCH Streaming $24

On Tour

RED CLIFFS Fri 12/08/22 7:30PM Red Cliffs Civic Centre

OUYEN Sat 13/08/22 11:00AM Roxy Theatre

WARRACKNABEAL Sat 13/08/22 5:00PM Warracknabeal Uniting Church

STAWELL Sun 14/08/22 2:00PM Stawell Entertainment Centre

DAYLESFORD Sun 11/09/22 11:00AM Daylesford Town Hall

With more than 200 years and 15,000 kilometres between them, it’s perhaps not surprising that the two string quintets that make up this concert offer an intriguing chance to “compare and contrast”.

Victorian composer Gordon Kerry writes some of the most exciting and unique music in Australia today. His bright, prismatic String Quintet No 1 won Instrumental Work of the Year in the 2013 APRA AMCOS Awards.

As Mozart wrote his fourth quintet in 1787, he was at the height of his fame, and less than five years from his early death. It’s a searching work filled with touching pathos, which dissolves into effervescent rapture in the finale.

Gordon KERRY String Quintet No 1 (2013)
WA MOZART String Quintet in G minor K516