The Goldner Quartet Celebrates Sister Cities With Music

The Goldner Quartet, is presenting a concert that will take listeners on a journey to seven different countries in just 80 minutes. To set the scene for the music, food and wine from each country will be served in the foyer from 6 pm prior to the performance at 7pm.

This project involve the Goldner String Quartet performing in all six of Sydney’s Sister Cities: Portsmouth in England, Wellington in New Zealand, Guangzhou in China, Florence in Italy, San Francisco in the USA and Nagoya in Japan.



The programme for each sister city is individually tailored to that city and includes a work by a composer significant to that country, or a collaboration with a locally based performer. In return, all the concerts feature at least one Australian composition.

The idea of sister cities began after World War II. In the words of the Sydney City Council, the objective of a sister city relationship is “…to develop economic, trade, cultural, educational and other beneficial exchanges…and to perpetuate an understanding between people and cultures”.

Comprising violinists Dene Olding and Dimity Hall, violist Irina Morozova and cellist Julian Smiles, the Goldner Quartet sees music as an international language that cuts across all barriers and as one of the best ways to foster and celebrate these ideals. 

The concert in Sydney on March 18 is the third concert in the project, and will feature the Australian premiere of a quartet by New Zealand composer Gareth Farr, which was especially commissioned for this project.

Tickets Adult $55; Concession $45; Child $45; City Recital Hall VIP $45

Bookings: call 02 8256 222 or 1300 797 118

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