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CHAMBER MUSIC AT ITS FINEST.
Presented by the USQ Academic Services Division
White Halo Ensemble is a chamber ensemble celebrating the importance of chamber music to arts culture and music education. Based at the University of Queensland’s School of Music, White Halo was created by existing performance staff, as well as through the recruitment of new performers from Melbourne, Sydney and Los Angeles.
Under the guise of a traditional piano quartet, the ensemble brings together four experienced musicians – Adam Chalabi (violin), Patricia Pollett (viola), Patrick Murphy (cello) and Liam Viney (piano) to bring audiences a unique chamber sound.
The group seeks to break barriers and explore new terrain within the art of chamber music through the commissioning of new chamber music from a diverse range of composers, including both established and emerging Australian and overseas composers. White Halo has already commissioned composers Andrew Ford, Gordon Hamilton, Matthew Hindson, and James Ledger.
The focus is on Australia’s Orava Quartet in this sublime chamber music concert, performed at The Empire Church Theatre with its superb acoustics.
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.
F E A T U R I N G
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
P R O G R A M
Joseph Haydn String Quartet, Op.76 No.2 (Quinten)
Leoš Janácek String Quartet No.1 Kreutzer Sonata
Mendelssohn Octet, Op.20