11-13 October 2024

Astral Impressionists

Rockstar Quartet Illuminate the Imagination

Date and Time
Sun 13 Oct, 10am
St John's Anglican Church
60 minutes
$39 / $32

Praised by the Washington Post for their dramatic playing – “beautifully calculated and co-ordinated … time and motion seemed to defy the laws of physics” – Australia’s own universe-bending Orava Quartet are warmly welcomed back to the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival with a captivating program centrally featuring French impressionist composer Claude Debussy’s sensually extravagant String Quartet. Presented alongside is the String Quartet No 1 by Erwin Schulhoff – one of central Europe’s most gifted and versatile Jewish musicians, whose life was tragically cut short in a Nazi prison in 1942 – a versatile pianist as equally at home in the concert hall as the swing band, whose music similarly shapeshifts to the gravitational pull of impressionism, romanticism, folk tunes, and jazz riffs.

Generously supported by Di Jameson OAM and Frank Mercurio.

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Erwin Schulhoff
String Quartet No 1, Op 8
Claude Debussy
String Quartet, Op 10

Orava Quartet
– Daniel Kowalik Violin
– David Dalseno Violin
– Thomas Chawner Viola
– Karol Kowalik Cello