8 November 2013
The first official concert by a new line-up of musicians selected to play for the prestigious Australian String Quartet (ASQ) will be held at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow (Saturday 9 November).
More than 250 people have already booked tickets for this exciting event at USC’s Innovation Centre Auditorium from 6.30pm, and further tickets will be available at the box office tomorrow from 5pm.
Tickets are $50 general and $35 for children and student card holders and include a welcome drink and canapes from 5.30pm.
The “new look” ASQ line-up welcomes violinist Ioana Tache and cellist Sharon Draper to share the stage alongside existing members Kristian Winther (violin) and Stephen King (viola).
They will treat the Sunshine Coast audience to a performance that will include Beethoven’s String Quartet op 130 and Grosse Fuge and Schnittke’s String Quartet no. 3.
It will be the first stage of a national tour by the quartet that will be followed by performances in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Perth and Adelaide.
The USC concert has been sponsored by Daisy’s Place and the Sunshine Coast Daily. Proceeds will go to the University’s initiatives fund, which supports key opportunities in areas such as special student needs, academic support and innovative partnerships.
— Terry Walsh