Australian String Quartet

December 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre

Claude Debussy’s quest to liberate sensuality led a revolution in French musical identity. His String Quartet in G minor replaces rigid thematic structures with a free flow of colours, motifs and gestures. The vibrancy and energy for which Nigel Westlake is renowned make his eagerly-awaited new string quartet – a special commission by the ASQ – a splendid companion to that of the great French composer.

Includes Devonshire tea served prior to the performance from 10.00am.

Dale Barltrop | violin
Francesca Hiew | violin
Stephen King | viola
Sharon Grigoryan | cello


Claude Debussy (1862–1918)

String Quartet in G minor, Op.10

I. Animé et très decide
II. Assez vif et bien rythmé
III. Andantino, doucement expressif
IV. Très modéré – En animant peu à peu – Très mouvementé et avec passion

Nigel Westlake (b.1958)

String Quartet No.3* (Premiere Season)

*Commissioned by the ASQ with generous support from Carl Wood, and Don and Veronica Aldridge.

Photo: Jacqui Way