recital series

 
 

2019 concerts

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The Phoenix Quartet is a premier string quartet that performs in Sydney, Central Coast and Canberra. Launched by Charmian Gadd at Crossroads Festival where they performed Schubert’s masterpiece ‘Death & The Maiden’ in 2018. Its members come from the ranks of national and international orchestras such as Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra, Canberra Symphony, Sydney Symphony, BBC Philharmonic,  Kammer Philharmonie Köln, Boston Symphony, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, naming a few.

Quartets by Philip Glass, Mozart, Turtle Island & Beethoven reflecting different stages in life.


Phoenix Collective’s Baroque Trio concert Excitement & Flair received audience accolades praising its diverse program and uniqueness of sound colour. The Baroque Bizarre will include quintessential works by master composers such as J.S Bach and Vivaldi as well as works from lesser known composers Dario Castello and Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (including Biber’s use of scordatura, the technique of altering the normal tuning of a stringed instrument to produce unusual effects and colours).


The Phoenix Quartet is a premier string quartet that performs in Sydney, Central Coast and Canberra. Launched by Charmian Gadd at Crossroads Festival where they performed Schubert’s masterpiece ‘Death & The Maiden’ in 2018. Its members come from the ranks of national and international orchestras such as Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra, Canberra Symphony, Sydney Symphony, BBC Philharmonic,  Kammer Philharmonie Köln, Boston Symphony, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, naming a few.

Quartets by Jennifer Higdon, Doreen Carwithen, Shostakovich, Haydn & Tchaikovsky.


Royal College of Music (London) graduate, Christian Lillicrap teams up again with Violinist, Dan Russell for a recital from Ye Olde England. Calm, restful works evoking scenes of lush green pastures and mother England. Violin and piano sonatas by Delius and Elgar pave the way for one of the most exquisite works in the violin repertoire, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams. A work based on English poet, George Meredith’s poem:

 

...For singing till his heaven fills,

'Tis love of earth that he instils,

And ever winging up and up,

Our valley is his golden cup

And he the wine which overflows

to lift us with him as he goes