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Karin Schaupp & Flinders Quartet Tour For Musica Viva

February 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - February 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Musica Viva presents classical guitarist Karin Schaupp & Flinders Quartet on tour around Australia from 18 February to 9 March 2023. The Flinders Quartet line-up will include Musica Viva’s Artistic Director of Competitions, Wilma Smith.

The centrepiece of this concert is a new work from composer and former Musica Viva Australia Artistic Director, Carl Vine. In 2019, when Paul Kildea took over the role of Artistic Director, he asked his predecessor to create a new work, commissioned by a longstanding audience member wishing to immortalise the joyous memory of her late daughter. Schaupp and the Flinders Quartet will premiere this celebration of life and music.

The program (with the exception of the Adelaide concert) includes Southern Cross Dreaming by Australia’s Richard Charlton, Imogen Holst’s Phantasy Quartet, and contrasting works for guitar and strings from three very different Italians, ending with two movements from Boccherini’s fiery Fandango.

The program:

CARULLI Guitar Concerto in A Major, Op. 8/ CHARLTON Southern Cross Dreaming (2007)/ CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Guitar Quintet, Op. 143

VINE Endless for Guitar & String Quartet (2021)*/ HOLST Phantasy Quartet (1928)/ BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet in D Major, G. 448 (mvts III and IV)

Dates & Times:

City Recital Hall, Sydney, Saturday 18 February 2:00pm and Monday 20 February 7:00pm

Newcastle City Hall, Wednesday 22 February 7:30pm

Melbourne Recital Centre, Saturday 25 February 7:00pm and Tuesday 28 February 7:00pm

Llewellyn Hall – ANU, Canberra, Thursday 2 March 7:00pm

QLD Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane, Tuesday 7 March 7:00pm

Adelaide Town Hall, Thursday 9 March 7:30pm

In Adelaide, John Cage’s Dream will be performed in place of Richard Charlton’s Southern Cross Dreaming.

*World premiere performances. Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia in loving memory of Jennifer Bates.


Read our interview with Musica VIva’s Artistic Director Paul Kildea about hisplans for 2023.



City Recital Hall
2 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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