FERDINANDO CARULLI — Guitar Concerto in A major, Op. 8
RICHARD CHARLTON — Southern Cross Dreaming
MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO — Quintet, Op. 143, for Guitar & String Quartet
CARL VINE — Endless for Guitar & String Quartet commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Kathryn Bennett. World premiere performance.
IMOGEN HOLST — Phantasy Quartet
LUIGI BOCCHERINI — Guitar Quintet in D major, G. 448 (1798)
Once in a while a collaboration reaches the heart of why we make music. This concert honours such a collaboration, built on friendship and love. Award-winning classical guitarist Karin Schaupp joins the Flinders Quartet, which embarks on its first national tour since welcoming Wilma Smith as second violin. This special program captures the spirit of works rarely heard but exceedingly inspired – all carrying the passion, artistry and friendship of this collaboration.
Karin Schaupp has released six solo CDs and numerous award-winning collaborative and orchestral recordings (Warner Music and ABC labels). She tours extensively in Australia and overseas, is a regular concerto soloist and festival guest, and enjoys collaborations with other high-profile artists. Flinders Quartet is an entrepreneurial and award-winning string quartet at the forefront of chamber music in Australia.
The concert includes Imogen Holst’s moving Phantasy Quartet, Southern Cross Dreaming by Australia’s Richard Charlton, and deliciously contrasting works for guitar and strings from three very different Italians, ending with two movements from Boccherini’s fiery Fandango, a work they recorded in 2010 for ABC Classic.
This special program captures the spirit of works rarely heard but exceedingly inspired – all carrying the passion, artistry and friendship of this collaboration.
KARIN SCHAUPP, Guitar
THIBAUD PAVLOVIC–HOBBA, Violin
WILMA SMITH, Violin
HELEN IRELAND, Viola
ZOE KNIGHTON, Cello
Image Credit: Luke Marsden, Daniel Spellman
Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia