Australian String Quartet Launches ‘Live At Ukaria’ + On Demand

L-R Dale Bartltrop (violin) Stephen King (viola) Sharon Grigoryan (cello) & Francesca Hiew (violin). Image credit Jacqui Way.

The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) is launching its digital streaming platform ASQ Live + On Demand, and kicks off its online content delivery with a series of weekly live-streamed webisodes, titled ASQ Live at UKARIA.

The ASQ Live at UKARIA series mixes lifestyle programming and live-performance with a splash of sports broadcast excitement as it also takes you backstage to see what happens before a performance.

Hosted by singer and writer Johanna Allen and featuring a raft of world-class South Australian guest artisans including luthiers, street-artists, chefs and entrepreneurs, as well as acclaimed pianist Konstantin Shamray, the ASQ’s first major foray into the world of live streamed and on-demand content will promote a quitessential South Australian life-style experience to a world-wide audience.

Filmed at the iconic UKARIA Cultural Centre in the Adelaide Hills, the webisodes pair a live musical experience with the artistic exploration of South Australia’s landscape, as a stunning accompaniment to the performances. Extending beyond the stage, multi award-winning cinematographer Maxx Corkindale directs the photography, allowing the viewer unprecedented visual access to the performances, ensuring the streams will look as good as they sound.

Subscribe to the ASQ Live + On Demand platform for $40 via Subscription includes access to the ASQ Live at UKARIA webseries with the ability to re-watch past streams until the end of October 2020. Existing ASQ+ Subscribers will get access to the platform free of charge.

Based at the University of Adelaide’s, Elder Conservatorium of Music, the ASQ performs on a matched set of 18th century Guadagnini instruments, handcrafted by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini between c.1743 and 1784 in Turin and Piacenza, Italy.

The musical program Webisodes will be approx 45 minutes and live-streamed, premiering on Sunday August 2 at 3pm ACST (3:30pm AEST).

Sunday 2 August | Mendelssohn String Quartet in F minor op 80 (live-stream)

Sunday 9 August | Paul Stanhope String Quartet No. 3 (live-stream)

Sunday 16 August | Dvořák Piano Quintet with Konstantin Shamray (live-stream)

Sunday 23 August | Ross Edwards String Quartet No. 4 *World Premiere* (live-stream)

Sunday 30 August | Mozart String Quartet in C minor Dissonance (delayed-stream)

Sunday 6 September | Matthew Hindson String Quartet No. 3 Ngeringa (live-stream)

Sunday 13 September | Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 (live-stream)

Sunday 20 September | Joe Chindamo String Quartet No. 1 (delayed-stream)

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