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FINESSE - Orava with the Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra

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Friday May 26, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Edge, State Library of Queensland  (map)




The focus is on Australia’s Orava Quartet in this sublime chamber music concert performed at The Edge in the State Library of Queensland with its superb acoustics and riverside views.



Based in Brisbane, the Orava Quartet is Camerata’s Ensemble-in-Residence and has made an impressive and rapid rise to national attention since their return to Australia from the USA in 2014. The quartet is regularly invited to all of the nation’s major classical music festivals.



Finesse features the quartet in a stunning collection of powerful works including Haydn’s homage to Mozart in his Quinten quartet (a nickname alluding to the fifths in the opening theme), followed by



Janácek’s Kreutzer Sonata (inspired by Tolstoy’s novel). After interval, members of Camerata will join with Orava to present Mendelssohn’s glorious Octet, an inspired work written by the then 16-year-old composer.





Joseph Haydn String Quartet, Op.76 No.2 (Quinten)


Leoš Janácek String Quartet No.1 Kreutzer Sonata


Mendelssohn Octet, Op.20





Orava Quartet – Camerata’s Ensemble-in-Residence


David Dalseno – violin


Daniel Kowalik – violin


Thomas Chawner – viola


Karol Kowalik – cello






Brendan Joyce – violin


Allana Wales – violin


Elizabeth Lawrence – viola


Nathan Smith – cello







May 26, 2017 - 7:00pm


The Edge, State Library of Queensland


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