Vanguard at UKARIA Cultural Centre

Pushing the boundaries of the genre, Beethoven and Korngold take the string quartet to new frontiers with these ground-breaking works. When premiered in 1825, Beethoven’s Op.127 quartet stunned listeners with its innovation of expression and form. This work heralded a dramatic shift in Beethoven’s trajectory, having already taken the string quartet to unprecedented heights. The first of his late quartets, here we glimpse a far more personal, philosophical, and inward-looking approach to musical rhetoric. Korngold’s success as a Hollywood film composer cemented his place in history. As a serious composer of post-Romantic music, he produced some extraordinary works that have long been overlooked. His second string quartet is no exception—its highly romantic harmonies are sprinkled with surprises that imbue it with a fresh and highly original sound. Australian composer Harry Sdraulig is making waves across the country with a string of compelling new works. We are thrilled to be giving the premiere performances of his second string quartet, a fitting companion for the dynamic powerhouses of this program. BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.127 HARRY SDRAULIG String Quartet No.2 (National Premiere performances)* KORNGOLD String Quartet No.2 in E-flat Major, Op.26 Approximately 120 minutes including interval *Commissioned by John Griffiths for his wife Beth


Event Dates
Thursday 04 July 2024
Event Times
All tickets
$15 - $78
119 Williams Rd, Mount Barker Summit
Phone 1800 040 444


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