• Geelong
  • Glengarry
  • Melbourne

Invented in the parlours of 1920s Paris, “Exquisite Corpse” is a game where each artist depicts a section of a work, revealing only the last portion as a clue for the next. This game has been reimagined for the string quartet, resulting in three new whimsical works capturing the fantasy of their performers and listeners alike.

The creativity stimulated through collaboration bears great relevance to the art of chamber music making, with each performer contributing their own voice in harmony to those around them. MCO longtime collaborators come together to present this concert of inspired creativity.

The brainchild of MCO cellist Blair Harris, this program seamlessly blends works of old and new worlds, igniting the listener’s imagination. From the Baroque masters on the streets of Buenos Aires to ancient folk melodies dancing with the sounds of 21st-century Australia, this concert promises to cast a new light on the great tradition of the string quartet.

16 August–18 Aug 24

WHERE + WHEN

  • GEELONG FRI 16 AUG 2024 6:30pm Geelong Gallery

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  • GLENGARRY Sat 17 Aug 2024 12:00pm Narkoojee Winery

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  • MELBOURNE Sun 18 Aug 2024 1:00pm Justin Art House Museum, Prahran

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  • MELBOURNE Sun 18 Aug 2024 4:00pm Justin Art House Museum, Prahran

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THE PLAYERS

SOPHIE ROWELL VIOLIN I
ERICA KENNEDY VIOLIN II
BLAIR HARRIS CELLO

THE MUSIC

  • Game for two

  • JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Contrapunctus I

  • ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Tango Del Angel

  • Game for three

  • HENRY PURCELL Fantasia upon a Ground

  • VALENTIN SILVESTROV Ikon

  • ALICE CHANCE Nose Scrunch Reel

  • Interlude

  • FRANZ SCHUBERT String Quartet ‘Death and the Maiden’ Andante con moto

  • Game for four

  • DOMENICO SCARLATTI Sonata a Quattro in G minor – Grave

  • PAVEL FISCHER String Quartet No 3 “Mad Piper” – Carpathian

  • DANISH TRADITIONAL The Last Leaf Æ Rømeser

  • ASTOR PIAZZOLLA La Muerte del Angel

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