Freedom & Equality – Phoenix Quartet: A Concert of Identity, Balance And Harmony.

Phoenix Quartet presents Freedom & Equality, a concert programme which includes the string quartets of cutting-edge American composer, Jennifer Higdon, alongside masters Haydn, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. It is music from a time when life seemed straightforward; from deceptively simple arrangements to more complex structures that assign parts equal importance. It is music to release a woman driven by a man to acts of insanity; music that liberates closet homosexuality and unacceptance; and melodies that brought Tolstoy to tears amid depression. What positive can come from this? Some of the best chamber music ever written. Music to free the soul.

The Phoenix Quartet is a premier string quartet that performs in Sydney, Central Coast and Canberra. Launched by Charmian Gadd at Crossroads Festival where they performed Schubert’s masterpiece ‘Death and The Maiden’ in 2018. Its members come from the ranks of national and international orchestras such as Opera Australia Orchestra, Canberra Symphony, Sydney Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Kammer Philharmonie Köln, Boston Symphony and Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

 Sydney tickets  or PCMUSIC.NET

Central Coast Tickets:  or PCMUSIC.NET

The programme:Higdon | String Quartet (Southern Harmonies)/ Haydn | String Quartet in C Op.20/2/ – Interval -/ Shostakovich | Elegy for String Quartet Op.36a/ Tchaikovsky | String Quartet in D Op.11





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