Brisbane Festival and Musica Viva Australia present

Jerusalem Quartet

Queensland Conservatorium - Conservatorium Theatre
21 Sep


Musica Viva (AUS)

The internationally acclaimed Jerusalem Quartet returns with a program of masterworks.

The concert opens with Haydn’s well-loved ‘Lark’ Quartet, famously described as ‘A story, a song, a dance, and a party’, and closes with the first of Beethoven’s 'Razumovsky’ Quartets, whose Russian-tinged melodies acknowledge the princely heritage of its commissioner.

At the heart of the program is a work from perhaps Australia's greatest living composer, Ross Edwards. The rhythms of his String Quartet no 3, Summer Dances, reflect the natural world of Australia and give the Jerusalem Quartet a chance to revel in an antipodean sunniness.

Jerusalem Quartet

The Jerusalem Quartet is a regular and beloved guest on the world’s great concert stages. Since their founding in 1993/1994 they have continued to make a journey of growth that has resulted in a wide repertoire and a stunning depth of expression. During 2015-2016, amongst concert tours in North and South America, Asia and Europe, the Quartet is celebrating its 20th anniversary season with an artistic focus on Beethoven's op. 18 string quartets, which they recorded exclusively on Harmonia Mundi last year.

Previous discs have won prizes including the Chamber category of the 2010 BBC Music Magazine, the Diapason d’Or Arte, the ECHO Klassik award, Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine and many more.


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A-Reserve Adult $86

A-Reserve Concession $75

B-Reserve Adult $60

B-Reserve Concession $52

C-Reserve Adult $40

C-Reserve Concession $35



Alexander Pavlovsky (Jerusalem Quartet) Musica Viva and The University of Queensland offer you the opportunity to attend a Masterclass with Jerusalem Quartet’s first violinist, Alexander Pavlovsky. You are invited to observe him working with talented musicians, learning techniques to perfect their craft.


6.30pm - 8pm

Nickson Room (Room 434)

The University of Queensland

School of Music

Sir Zelman Cowen Building,

Staff House Road



Adults: $20

Students/Teachers: $5

UQ Students: Free

(ID required)


or call 1800 688 482

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The Musica Viva Masterclass program is supported in Queensland

by Lyn Hamill & Ian Dover.

Duration : 120 minutes
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Queensland Conservatorium - Conservatorium Theatre

140 Grey Street
South Brisbane
Qld 4101

Getting There

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Bus: Cultural Centre busway station
Train: South Brisbane train station
Ferry: South Bank ferry terminal
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