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PARTRIDGE STRING QUARTET & BUSH GOTHIC
February 17, 2022
Come join us for an eclectic combination of folk music; ranging from a collection of Scandinavian folk tunes to Australiana takes on European (and other) folk music as we collaborate with the wonderful Bush Gothic.
MUSICA VIVA AUSTRALIA NATIONAL SEASON CONCERT: PARTRIDGE STRING QUARTET AND JAMES MORLEY
March 1 & 5, 2022
Elizabeth Murdoch Hall
Melbourne Recital Centre
Musica Viva Australia’s current FutureMakers, the brilliant Partridge Quartet, are sure to wow audiences with this knockout of a program. Joined by guest violinist Jos Jonker and cellist James Morley, the players’ preternatural rapport, formidable musicianship, and gusto for performance will make this an unforgettable experience.
MUSIC MATINEE CONCERT SERIES 2022:
SCHUBERT'S DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
March 15, 2022
The Scots’ Church, Cnr, Collins & Russell Sts. Melbourne (Enter from Russell St.)
FREE lunch time afternoon concert at the Scotts Church of Schubert's enchanting Death and the Maiden.
MENDELSSOHN & SHOSTAKOVICH OCTET
FT. LILY HIGSON-SPENCE, PHOEBE MASEL, ALEX MCDONALD & JAMES MORLEY
Join us for a memorable and exciting evening as we perform with some of our favourite chamber musicians visiting Melbourne from our ANAM days for a dynamic night of String Octets. Its sure to be a wonderful evening of chamber music!
MONSALVAT FUNDRAISER CONCERT SERIES 'LOVE MONSALVAT'
March 31, 2022
Monsalvat Art Gallery, Eltham
Help us support Monsalvat build back from Covid impacts so they can keep their concert series! Bring a loved one, soak in the beautiful classical tunes of Mendelssohnn, Shostakovich and Schubert.
The Partridge's unite with four guest musicians for an epic night of chamber music making with the beautiful Mendelssohn and Schubert String Octets. Featuring Lily Higson Spence (violin), Phoebe Masel (violin), Alex McDonald (viola), James Morley (cello)
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MCCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK SERIES: PARTRIDGE QUARTET WITH STEFAN CASSOMENOS
April 3, 2022
McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery
A new series of Sunday Soirée music performances will be held at McClelland on the first Sunday of every month, 2pm – 4pm, featuring professional performers from across Victoria.
To be held in the Sarah & Baillieu Myer Education Pavilion at McClelland, the Sunday Soirées will be a great way to enjoy an afternoon where art and music will come together with a selection of house made food and locally produced wines.
2022 Musica Viva Future Makers the Partridge String Quartet are joined by superstar pianist Stefan Cassomenos performing the exquisite Death and the Maiden and Schumann's exhilirating Piano Quintet.
COFFS HARBOUR FESTIVAL OF CHAMBER MUSIC
April 8 - 10, 2022
Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium
The Coffs Harbour Festival of Chamber Music brings together Australia’s leading professional and student musicians on stage in Coffs Harbour for a 3-day celebration of music, performing arts, culture, community and collaboration.
The Festival is the first of its kind at the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium and brings an exciting program of classical and contemporary chamber music performances, workshops and masterclasses to the greater Coffs Coast community.
A vision of bringing world class performances and experiences to audiences and students, the festival celebrates collaboration between leading professionals and local student musicians, featuring a multi-tiered learning structure built to inspire and lead the next generation of regional musicians.
MELBOURNE MORNING MUSIC
March 2, 2021
Violist and Cellist of the Partridge String Quartet Eunise Cheng and Daniel Smith collaborate with violinist Madeleine Jevons from the Penny Quartet and Adam McMillan.
Schumann’s ‘year of chamber music’, 1842, yielded some of his most beloved works including the gorgeous and revolutionary Piano Quartet in E flat.
In the opening concert of Musica Viva’s 2021 Melbourne Morning Masters Season, rising pianist Adam McMillan joins members of the acclaimed Penny and Partridge quartets to perform this great Schumann masterwork alongside a crystalline piece for piano quartet by Australia’s Andrew Ford.
CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021
30th April - 9th May 2021
The Partridge String Quartet will perform at the 2021 Canberra International Music Festival's '... the idea of Vienna'
Festival performance highlights include:
Schubert String Quintet in C Major ft. Blair Harris
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1
Shaw 'Valencia' for String Quartet
Howard 'Armoured Faun' for String Quartet
PQ X PQ
May 29th, 2021
The Partridge Quartet is absolutely delighted to join forces with members of the dynamic Penny Quartet at Melbourne's Tempo Rubato for a stunning collection of String Quintet masterpieces.
From the Melbourne lockdowns of 2020 and the constant ever changing border restrictions, one very beautiful thing that came out of this was that we were still able make something positive happen and finish on a good note (literally!) last year.
The day we came out lockdown, Eunise and Daniel reached out to fellow Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) alumni colleagues- the fabulous Penny Quartet members Anthony Chataway and Madeleine Jevons who were also missing their respective quartet members around the country and world (Perth, Sydney, Munich and NZ!) to find a new way of filling our chamber music void.
DEATH, LOVE & TROUBLE
June 17th, 2021
Bush Gothic and the Partridge String Quartet breathe new life into the Australian songbook.
With her ethereal voice and exquisite violin, Jenny M. Thomas is the enchanting new face of Australian folk music. Leading her band Bush Gothic and guest ensemble the Partridge String Quartet, Jenny dusts off traditional songs about bushrangers, dingoes and shipwrecks, fashioning them into dreamy chamber works of rebellious beauty. These familiar tunes have surely been sung countless times ‘round campfires and on the goldfields. They are now just as fitting for the concert hall. Bush Gothic trail a string of high profile international appearances behind them, having toured the most prestigious arts festivals across the world. BBC Music Magazine awarded the ensemble’s most recent album five stars and the individual band members regularly work with international stars such as Meow Meow, The Australian Chamber Opera and Circus Oz.
HAYDN & SCHUMANN
MELBOURNE DIGITAL CONCERT HALL
July 21st, 2021
The Partridge String Quartet have established themselves as one of Australia’s most vibrant and exciting ensembles of their generation.
They are absolutely delighted to present, for their Melbourne Digital Concert Hall debut, a gorgeous and heartfelt program featuring Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ and Schumann’s third quartet, perfect music to warm you up in the middle of a chilly Melbourne winter.
PARTRIDGE & COFFS HARBOUR
August 1st, 2021
The Partridge String Quartet returns to the stunning Coffs Harbour with an eclectic program and to collaborate with the talented Felix, violist and student of the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium of Music where they will premiere his first string quartet.
"For this work, I really wanted to push the boundaries of what string quartets were capable of, such as the dynamic levels, thickness in texture and harmonic layering (using lots of counterpoint and expanded chords). I was also greatly inspired by Bartok- especially his rhythmic devices, and Penderecki’s cool and dissonant harmonies." - Felix
MUSIC MATINEE CONCERT SERIES
October 1st, 2021
more info coming soon...
October 14th, 2021
The Partridge String Quartet are delighted to be part of this curated series showcasing Ravel's string quartet at the exquisite Beleura House & Garden.
"The Partridge String Quartet (PSQ) are Musica Viva’s ‘Futuremakers’ ensemble in residence and are fast becoming a force within the Australian classical music scene. In their hands, Ravel’s celebrated String Quartet will be a thrilling finale to this series. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Caroline Shaw, offers a gorgeous evocation of the gardens of Dumbarton Oaks, a stunning historic estate in Washington DC. PSQ recently premiered the latest quartet of Melbourne’s own Richard Mills to open this colourful springtime program."