Coffee & cake: 10:30am
Flinders Quartet (FQ) is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. A quartet for the twenty-first century, FQ continues its second decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity.
The group’s dynamic and stirring performances of a full spectrum of repertoire make them a highly respected force in Australian chamber music.
RICHARD MILLS String Quartet No. 4 Glimpses from my book of Dada
FRANZ SCHUBERT Winterreise (a selection) arranged for string quartet by Calvin Bowman.
FRANZ SCHUBERT String Quartet in D minor D.810 Death and the Maiden
Each of the works in this program tell vivid, fantastical stories.
From latte drinking airheads to a little girl having a conversation with Death, the myriad of colours produced by the string quartet are the perfect narrative tool.
Calvin Bowman re-imagines Schubert’s seminal work, Winterreise, with these colours in mind, celebrating Schubert’s ongoing relevance and influence in 21st century Australia.
“Their shading, rhythmic pliability and tautness of ensemble are impeccable.” Limelight Magazine
CREATIVES: Shane Chen, violin; Nicholas Waters, violin; Helen Ireland, viola; Zoe Knighton, cello.
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours
SHAUN PARKER & COMPANY
Snappy acting & a fat dose of funny
Infused with intense physical theatre, film and dance, Shaun Parker’s Blue Love is a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia.
From a fantastic place where TV soap meets art-house film, Glenn and Rhonda Flune take the audience on an expedition in search of the perfect relationship.
Blue Love is inspired by famous works of art, theatre, music and film, all of which deal with the concept of love. This quirky, character-based work is a multi-media, physical theatre comedy: accessible, challenging and enormously entertaining.
“Blue Love is so much fun, it can’t possibly be good for you.”
RUNNING TIME: 65 minutes, no interval
RECOMMENDED FOR: People aged 16+
WARNING: Some nudity + strong language
CREATIVES: Director/writer/designer/choreographer: Shaun Parker Original direction: Shaun Parker & Jo Stone Outside Eye/Dramaturg: Kate Champion Performed by: Shaun Parker, Lucia Mastrantone & Jo Stone
Written & performed by Michaela Burger and Greg Wain Direct from critically acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leicester Square Theatre and winner of the International Cabaret Contest - Exposing Edith charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time – Edith Piaf.
Experience her life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom including La Vie en Rose, Milord and Non, je ne regrette rien.
Created by Michaela Burger and Greg Wain, Exposing Edith is a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds.
The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life which are recounted by Burger, who also takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister Momone, to several of her lovers and of course Edith Piaf.
Book a table for you and your friends, bring your own supper, and spend a sublime evening with captivating performers.
“The interpretation is so near to perfect and the resemblance to Piaf so uncanny, I felt tingles down my spine.” Planet Arts Melbourne
RUNNING TIME: 70 minutes
VENUE: Civic Hall
CREATIVES: Vocals: Michaela Burger Guitar: Greg Wain