11-13 October 2024

Dark Matter

Powerhouse Musicians Split the Atom

Date and Time
Sat 12 Oct, 3.30pm
Reardon Theatre
60 minutes
$39 / $32

Featuring the Orava Quartet, Helena Rathbone, Christopher Moore, Timo-Veikko Valve and Stefan Cassomenos, this star-studded line-up of musical dynamos join thermonuclear forces to perform Johannes Brahms’ exquisite and powerfully volatile third piano quartet – conceived out of an irreconcilable clash of emotion, between his overwhelming despair for his dying friend Robert Schumann and his deep love for Robert’s wife Clara, and not completed until nearly 20 years later in 1875 – and Grażyna Bacewicz’s potently explosive first piano quintet from 1952, a work similarly torn between intensely beautiful lyricism and unbridled passionate dissonance, utterly embodying the earth-shattering themes of the mid-twentieth century.

Select tickets

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet No 3, Op 60
Grażyna Bacewicz
Piano Quintet No 1

Orava Quartet
– Daniel Kowalik Violin
– David Dalseno Violin
– Thomas Chawner Viola
– Karol Kowalik Cello
Helena Rathbone Violin
Christopher Moore Viola
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
Stefan Cassomenos Piano