PAST PROJECTS


WaW_hero.jpg

WORDS ARE WEAPONS

28, 29, 31 August 2018

with David Wenham, actor

Tolstoy’s chilling Kreutzer Sonata brought to life in words and music - every string, every sound, every voice, every word. Experience great literature combined with the music that inspired it. You’ll discover how incisive and seductive music and words can be together.

Charpentier Concert pour 4 parties de violes H.545
RavelQuartet in F Major Allegro moderato
HaydnString Quartet Op. 20/6 Allegro di molto e scherzando
SchubertQuartet Nr. 12 in C D703 Quartettsatz
JanacekString Quartet No. 1 Kreutzer Sonata


Artboard 1 copy 7@2.5x-100.jpg

BLIND TRUST

10, 11, 12 October 2018

with Erin Helyard, harpsichord & fortepiano

Inspired by Mozart’s famous party tricks, experience how much your senses are heightened when you switch one off. Featuring the Helpmann Award winning Erin Helyard performing both concertos on both harpsichord and fortepiano in the same concert.... Your ears will see it all.  

MozartConcerto No. 14 in E-flat Major, K 449
BachConcerto in D Minor BWV 1052
EF Dall'abacoConcerto a Piu Instrumenti, Op 6/4


SAQ18_05_savage_800.jpg

SAVAGE TASTE

28, 29, 30 November 2018

with Brent Savage, ‘Chef of the Year’ 2015

How’s your taste in classical music? Find out as we present your palette and your ears with experiences in sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness and umami. Music will never sound more delicious in this highly anticipated climax to the 2018 concert season.

GlassQuartet #3 ‘Mishima’
FaureAndante from Quartet op.121
TchaikovskyScherzo from Quartet op.11
StraussAndante from Quartet op.2
MendelssohnMolto Vivace from Quartet op.44/1


SAQ_18_dramartistry_YH.jpg

DRAMARTISTRY

13, 14, 15 June 2018

with Mclean Edwards, painter

Classical music fuses with psychological portraiture. Sink deep into rich and stormy music while McLean depicts it all in his darkly humorous style. Your own sketch kit is welcome to add to the drama.

MendelssohnQuartet No.6 Op.80
WebernLangsame Satz
ShostakovichQuartet No. 7 Op.108


SAQ_18_light_SQ_800.jpg

LIGHT FANTASTIC

7, 8, 9 March 2018

with Laura Jade, creator of the Brainlight.

How music makes you feel? Can you turn sound into brainwaves & light? This multi-sensory experience vividly demonstrates the powerful effects sound has on our mind. Come hear, feel and see. 

BachArt of Fugue
DvorakQuartet #12 ‘American’ 
WilcoxSON-Ombra
HaydnQuartet op. 76/5 in D major
ToolForty Six & 2
BeethovenQuartet op. 18/4 in C minor


d8ee6d4e-f2c6-4818-b1c9-879baf0f364a-10+(dragged).jpg

BUTT NAKED SALON II

29, 30 November, 1 December 2017

Alan Jones – painting the walls of the Yellow House
Musings from Tim Olsen

The outrageous concert of 2016 returns in an evocation of a bohemian art salon that merges music life & live drawing. Bring your own art materials and join in, or simply immerse yourself in the exquisite ambience. It is assured you will be dining out on this experience for years. 

SchubertQuartet No. 13 in A minor - Rosamunde
SculthorpeString Quartet No. 11 - Jabiru Dreaming
FinziRomance Opus 11


SAQ_2017_kage_800.jpg

FLESH & BONE

18, 19, 20 October 2017

with Kage Contemporary Dance

The highly acclaimed KAGE joins the SAQ in a dreamlike exploration of gender. Flesh & Bone is a lullaby, a parable and a song about what it means not to be man or woman, but to be human. Darlings of international arts festivals, this is an incredible chance to experience KAGE at point blank range.

Works from:
Astor Piazzolla
Nick Wales
Philip Glass
Michael Nyman


c8c08249-75d6-4542-30fc-996a9355a4ba.jpg

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG

8, 10, 11 August 2017

Taryn Fiebig – opera and musical theatre star

Royalty, audiences and critics agree - she is magnificent. Do not miss seeing this incredible artist in concert with the AAQ in the intimate surroundings of the Yellow House.

Vaughan-WilliamsMerciless Beauty
Schumann6 Songs Op 107
Kats-CherninEliza Aria
MozartQuartet KV 80
SculthorpeMaranoa Lullaby
GrandageThe Owl and the Pussy Cat


SPATIAL CONTEMPLATION

17 May 2017

Steve Reich's masterpiece with video installation and a world premier work feature in this exploration of space and sound.

ReichDifferent Trains with video installation by Gabriela Sá and Mariana Garcia*
PurcellFantasias
Batt-Rawden30/31 (world premier)
MendelssohnString Quartet no.2 op.13 in A minor

*Commissioned by Rodrigo Bustamante/Quarteto Libertas – Belo Horizonte/Brazil


TFW_square_A_800px.jpg

THE FLOWER WHISPERER

29, 30, 31 March 2017

Saskia Havekes – artist, floral curator, author
Tony Assness – creative director & event designer
Gary Heery - photographer        
Warren Macris – digital artist

Saskia Havekes does not arrange flowers, she curates them. And drama and scale are her signatures. When she joins forces with Australia’s premier event, theatre and party director you know you are going to an SAQ concert unlike anything you have ever experienced.

Stephan KonczaNew Satiesfaction
Arvo PärtSpiegel im Spiegel
Arvo PärtFür Alina
DebussyQuartet in g minor Op. 10


SCENT OF MEMORY

9, 10 November 2016

The AAQ completes 2016 in a stunning collaboration with the distinguished international fragrance designer, architect & historian Carlos Huber. Join us for a fascinating experiment in scent, sound and imagination.

GurdjieffChant
TchaikovskyString Quartet Op70/1
Arvo PärtFratres
MountfortBoat of Faith


SEX & DEATH

14, 15 September 2016

The AAQ continues its extraordinary debut season in a collaboration with Australia's leading vocal group The Song Company and one of the more interesting people on the planet - Mr Lyle Chan, composer and speaker. 

GesualdoMadrigals 1611
SchubertQuartet Death & The Maiden
ChanAIDS Memoir Quartet
VerdiString Quartet in E minor


BUTT NAKED SALON

3, 4, 5 August 2016

Life drawing, absurdist dance and one of Australia’s most loved painters combine to create a risqué experimental art salon. BYO art materials & photo ID.

Wendy Sharpe – multi award winning painter
Andrew Batt-Rawden – composer & life model
Clementine Robertson - performance artist      

ShostakovichString Quartet No. 3
RavelString Quartet in F Major
Batt-Rawden27
RobertsonBeetroot Dionysos
ElgarChanson de Matin & Nuit Op. 15


SHOCKING CLICHES

15, 16 June 2016

Sumptuous cinema music & tongue-in-cheek concert cliches counterpoint electric shock treatment and audience sabotage. Prepare to kill your darlings.

With Michaela Davies, cross-discipline artist.


HaydnQuartet Op 20/2 in C
BorodinQuartet No.2 in D
Davies/SannaCyborg Quartet
PachelbelSabotaged Kanon


ART OF NATURE

10, 11 February 2016

Bach’s deathbed masterworks with exquisite and arresting images from nature by photographer Gary Heery.

BachThe Art of Fugue BWV 1080
HaydnString Quartet op. 76/4 Sunrise
PucciniElegy Chrysanthemums
MilhaudString Quartet I