THIS PERFORMANCE IS POSTPONED
Due to the current Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak RPAC will be temporarily closed as a precautionary measure to protect our audience and artists, and to help in efforts to reduce the spread of the virus.
As a result this event will not be going ahead.
We are working with the artist to find an alternative date for this performance. The RPAC Box Office will be in touch with any patrons that have booked for this event to let them know the rescheduled date that tickets can be transferred to or to offer a refund or credit note.
There are a large number of events that have been impacted by this temporary closure, so we ask for your patience while we work through ticket transfers, credit notes and refunds. For more information visit the RPAC COVID-19 update page HERE >
The ‘world class’ quartet share an exciting program of orchestral firsts
Orava Quartet were the first Australian string quartet invited to sign with Universal Music and continuing with this theme they will bring you a classic program of fabulous firsts!
The concert will open with Mozart's first string quartet which he wrote in its original three-movement form in 1770 while just 14 years old. While a fourth movement was added later, the work nonetheless shows the promise of young Mozart's instinctive feel for the string quartet form. Beethoven's first 'Razumovsky' quartet follows, the first of three works written for the Russian ambassador to Vienna, Count Andreas Razumovsky and heralding not only a lengthier format but also a popular Russian theme to listen for in its final movement. Bringing the concert to a magnificent close will be Erwin Schulhoff's first string quartet, a memorable testament to the eclectic styles and moods of the 1920s as well the composer's Czech heritage.
After their stunning concert at RPAC last year, get set for another thrilling performance by the Orava Quartet, as they bring their unique sound and breathtaking intensity to the classics of the string quartet canon.
‘Impeccable balance and pinpoint intonation’ Limelight Magazine
‘The real deal’ The Australian
‘World class’ The Mercury