Violin virtuoso stars in composer tribute

STARRING violin virtuoso and Erskineville resident Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba, Flinders Quartet – one of Australia’s outstanding string ensembles – returns to Sydney’s Independent Theatre in July with a program of selected movements from Shostakovich string quartets.

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Inspired by Wendy Lesser’s book, ‘Music for Silenced Voices’, the Flinders Quartet is pushing creative boundaries with its take on a 21st century Shostakovich cycle – surmising Shostakovich’s life through his string quartets in a condensed 80-minute concert program.
Together with well-loved director and dramaturge, Richard Piper, Flinders Quartet tell the story of Shostakovich through the lens of selected harrowing string quartet movements that articulate alienation and the fears of asylum seekers; curated with accompanying projected images and the spoken word.
“We wanted to give the audience a different type of experience to one that comes from reading a biography or essay,” Thibaud explained.
“Audiences will discover a different perspective to this man and his music and hopefully hear these movements in a fresh way.
“The story centres on his relationship with the Beethoven Quartet and the relationship between composer and performer and the people around him.”
Catch this concert which promises to set a new benchmark for innovative chamber music on Sunday, July 28, from 2.30pm.
Tickets: $49, adult, $32, concession/under 30, $22, student, and $17 for children.
Bookings: theindependent.org.au or 9955 3000.