Octête-à-tête

Brodsky & Calder Quartets

A one-off collaboration between musical greats.

UK/USA

Government House Ballroom

Tickets $25–$105

  • Classical Music

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‘An awesome musical experience.’

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A one-off collaboration between musical greats.

The Brodsky and Calder Quartets are the epitome of the modern-day ensemble – versatile yet seasoned, collaborative yet fiercely distinctive.

For the first time ever, these two exceptional international string quartets join forces to showcase perennial favourites – as arranged by Brodsky’s multi-talented violist Paul Cassidy – alongside Mendelssohn’s masterwork Octet in E-flat major. Written when the composer was only 16, its youthful verve and brilliance make it one of the miracles of 19th century music.

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SHOSTAKOVICH Two Pieces for String Octet Op. 11, Prelude & Scherzo
PROKOFIEV March (arr. Paul Cassidy)
BARBER Adagio for Strings (arr. Paul Cassidy)
KHATCHATURIAN Sabre Dance (arr. Paul Cassidy)
MENDELSSOHN Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20

 

Classical Music Program Associate Yarmila Alfonzetti speaks about Chamber Music Series and the sublime music you will hear at the performances. 

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Government House Ballroom

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