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Flinders Quartet – Musical Portraits

October 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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$30 – $40
‘To hear someone painted in sound is the most intimate portrait.’ Zoe Knighton

Shostakovich’s incredibly powerful String Quartet No.8 was officially dedicated ‘to the memory of the victims of fascism and war’ but there is much to suggest that Shostakovich meant it as a musical self-portrait.

Smetana’s String Quartet No.1 ‘From My Life’ is a different type of musical portrait, taking us on a vivid, programmatic journey through young love, and the devastation of tinnitus. In discussing these works, Flinders Quartet became curious about how a composer would capture their essence and commissioned Tasmanian composer Maria Grenfell to paint them in sound. It will be illuminating for Flinders Quartet to perform their very own musical portrait for audiences and look into the musical mirror to see themselves in music.

Monday 30 October 2023 1pm & 6pm;   MRC, Primrose Potter Salon

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins (no interval) Please note, running times are approximate and subject to change.

TICKETS: Standard $40 ($30 Concession); Group 10+ $30; Student $30


October 30, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
$30 – $40
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Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon
31 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Melbourne, VIC 3929 Australia
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