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
Ravel – Quartet in F Major Allegro moderato
Haydn – String Quartet Op. 20/6 Allegro di molto e scherzando
Schubert – Quartet Nr. 12 in C D703 Quartettsatz
Janacek – String Quartet No. 1 Kreutzer Sonata
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.
Mozart – Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major, K 449
Bach – Concerto in D Minor BWV 1052
EF Dall'abaco – Concerto a Piu Instrumenti, Op 6/4
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.
Glass – Quartet #3 ‘Mishima’
Faure – Andante from Quartet op.121
Tchaikovsky – Scherzo from Quartet op.11
Strauss – Andante from Quartet op.2
Mendelssohn – Molto Vivace from Quartet op.44/1
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.
Mendelssohn – Quartet No.6 Op.80
Webern – Langsame Satz
Shostakovich – Quartet No. 7 Op.108
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.
Bach – Art of Fugue
Dvorak – Quartet #12 ‘American’
Wilcox – SON-Ombra
Haydn – Quartet op. 76/5 in D major
Tool – Forty Six & 2
Beethoven – Quartet op. 18/4 in C minor
BUTT NAKED SALON II
29, 30 November, 1 December 2017
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.
Schubert – Quartet No. 13 in A minor - Rosamunde
Sculthorpe – String Quartet No. 11 - Jabiru Dreaming
Finzi – Romance Opus 11
FLESH & BONE
18, 19, 20 October 2017
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.
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-Williams – Merciless Beauty
Schumann – 6 Songs Op 107
Kats-Chernin – Eliza Aria
Mozart – Quartet KV 80
Sculthorpe – Maranoa Lullaby
Grandage – The Owl and the Pussy Cat
17 May 2017
Steve Reich's masterpiece with video installation and a world premier work feature in this exploration of space and sound.
Reich – Different Trains with video installation by Gabriela Sá and Mariana Garcia*
Purcell – Fantasias
Batt-Rawden – 30/31 (world premier)
Mendelssohn – String Quartet no.2 op.13 in A minor
*Commissioned by Rodrigo Bustamante/Quarteto Libertas – Belo Horizonte/Brazil
THE FLOWER WHISPERER
29, 30, 31 March 2017
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 Koncza – New Satiesfaction
Arvo Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel
Arvo Pärt – Für Alina
Debussy – Quartet 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.
Gurdjieff – Chant
Tchaikovsky – String Quartet Op70/1
Arvo Pärt – Fratres
Mountfort – Boat 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.
Gesualdo – Madrigals 1611
Schubert – Quartet Death & The Maiden
Chan – AIDS Memoir Quartet
Verdi – String 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.
Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 3
Ravel – String Quartet in F Major
Batt-Rawden – 27
Robertson – Beetroot Dionysos
Elgar – Chanson de Matin & Nuit Op. 15
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.
Haydn – Quartet Op 20/2 in C
Borodin – Quartet No.2 in D
Davies/Sanna – Cyborg Quartet
Pachelbel – Sabotaged Kanon
ART OF NATURE
10, 11 February 2016
Bach’s deathbed masterworks with exquisite and arresting images from nature by photographer Gary Heery.
Bach – The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
Haydn – String Quartet op. 76/4 Sunrise
Puccini – Elegy Chrysanthemums
Milhaud – String Quartet I