TALENTED: The Orava Quartet.
TALENTED: The Orava Quartet. Contributed

Orchestra and quartet unite

IT’S not that often we have an orchestra show on our doorstep, let alone one featuring a rising star among Australian quartets.

The Orava Quartet will join forces with the Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra for its first two shows of the year, in Tweed Heads and Ashmore, today and tomorrow.

The show, titled Remembrance, will cover a broad time frame, from the Baroque movements of Handel’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 10 to Piazzolla’s Oblivion.

Orava Quartet will also be featured performing the first movement from Franz Schubert’s Death and the Maiden in D minor.

The Orava Quartet, based on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, completed a two year graduate quartet-in-residence at the University of Colorado in 2014.

They have also been involved in the quartet-in-residence program at Banff Arts Centre in Canada and have played many prestigious festivals in Australia and abroad.

The shows

  • What: Orava Quartet with Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra
  • Saturday: 2.30pm Gold Coast Youth Orchestra Theatre, 7 Community Dr, Ashmore
  • Sunday: 2.30pm Tweed Heads Civic Centre
  • Tickets: $25, students, 18 and under free. Tickets from Murwillumbah Music on 02 6672 5404, at gcco.com.au or at the door.

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