Australian String Quartet prepares to play Ravel and Tchaikovsky in Perth | OUTInPerth

Presenting an exclusive program for Perth, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) returns to WA to perform a program by Ravel and Tchaikovsky in the spacious surroundings of Hackett Hall at the WA Museum Boola Bardip on Tuesday March 22 at 7pm.

The performance will be their first visit to Western Australia for 2022 and will feature the new quartet consisting of Dale Barltrop (violin), Francesca Hiew (violin), Christopher Cartlidge (viola) and Michael Dahlenburg (cello) following their critically acclaimed performances in Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney in February.

Featuring Ravel’s iconic work of Musical Impressionism, his String Quartet in F Major and Tchaikovsky’s emotionally dramatic and lyrical String Quartet No. 1 in D Major. The first violinist and co-artistic director with the ASQ, Dale Barltrop, declares: “it’s a program full of brilliance and color. We wanted to give our Perth audience something really special – these two quartets are close to our hearts and will be a rousing way to celebrate this moment of reunion.

“ASQ appreciates its connection to the Western Australian cultural community and we are delighted to expand our local collaborations with
our first performance at the WA Museum Boola Bardip,” said Angelina Zucco, CEO of ASQ.

“We have selected two incredible works which have put the Quartet to the test and which will sound wonderful at Hackett Hall. In this beautiful space, we can share the intimacy of the foursome experience with great social distancing for the safety of our audience.

Since 1985, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) has created unforgettable string quartet performances for audiences around the world. The musician plays instruments that were made in the middle of the 18th century.

Tickets are on sale now.

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