The Australian String Quartet launches its season with Beethoven, arguably the supreme master of the string quartet. His op 18 no 6 is a breakthrough work, the most forward-looking of his early quartets. In an all-Australian collaboration with the dynamic percussionist, Claire Edwardes, the ASQ presents an exciting new commission by Matthew Hindson. Rounding out the program is the luscious first quartet of Robert Schumann alongside American minimalist, John Adams, in a selection of irresistibly funky dances.

Beethoven, String Quartet in B flat major op 18 no 6
Matthew Hindson, New work for string quartet and percussion (World premiere)
John Adams, Excerpts from John’s Book of Alleged Dances with hand percussion arr Claire Edwardes
Schumann, String Quartet no 1 in A minor

Violin 1 Dale Barltrop
Violin 2 Francesca Hiew
Viola Stephen King
Cello Sharon Draper
Percussion (guest) Claire Edwardes

Presented by Australian String Quartet in association with the Adelaide Festival of Arts

Photo: Jacqui Way

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