11-13 October 2024

Beyond the Sunset

Shimmering Chanteuse, Incandescent Instrumentalists

Date and Time
Sat 12 Oct, 8pm
St John's Anglican Church
90 minutes
$59 / $52

The high-octane Orava Quartet fuses with the magical mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean, alongside Australian Chamber Orchestra luminaries past and present, in a dazzling display of rare gems from the chamber music treasure trove. The ritual begins with Telemann’s ethereal quartet of violins, an echo of antiquity, then the church walls resound with the jubilant exultations of Mozart’s virtuosic horn quintet. Il Tramonto is Respighi’s bittersweet setting for voice and string quartet, of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s gothic, angst-ridden poem The Sunset, the tale of star-crossed lovers seeking, and missing, a glimpse of the sunset on what tragically turns out to be their last night together. Brahms’ sublime second string quintet restores hope with its ecstatic and exhilarating optimism transporting us into the spiritual world beyond.

Select tickets

Adult - Gala Concert
Concession - Gala Concert
Discount / Promo code

Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for 4 Violins, TWV40:202
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Horn Quintet, K 407
Ottorino Respighi
Il Tramonto
Johannes Brahms
String Quintet No 2, Op 111

Orava Quartet
– Daniel Kowalik Violin
– David Dalseno Violin
– Thomas Chawner Viola
– Karol Kowalik Cello
Lotte Betts-Dean Mezzo-Soprano
Zoë Black Violin
Monica Curro Violin
Helena Rathbone Violin
Elizabeth Sellars Violin
Christopher Moore Viola
Molly Kadarauch Cello
Carla Blackwood French Horn