Brahms Piano Quintet with The Partridge String Quartet – 24 September 2023

Brahms Piano Quintet with The Partridge String Quartet

Dear Friends and Music Lovers,

Oh. My. Goodness. How many of you know the Brahms Piano Quintet? I mean, really know it? It is my all-time favourite chamber work! I revisited it yesterday with the Partridge String Quartet for the first time since I played it with the Flinders Quartet nearly twenty years ago! If you’d like to hear the opening emotive strains of this masterpiece, take a minute to listen now. I got hooked after hearing just the first phrase! You can click here to watch our rehearsal!

We were having our first rehearsal for our upcoming concert in Castlemaine (3 pm September 10 at the Anglican Church), when we realised there was good news for those of you who cannot attend our performance that day. After moving the piano around until we found the best spot to fit the quartet, we discovered that between all of our schedules, we have ONE DATE for a concert at the Laussade Studio -not the usual three, sorry – in under four weeks on Sunday, September 24.

After spending an afternoon making music together, I can understand why Mana, Jos, Eunyce, and Daniel are so successful: they are not just wonderful musicians, they are also great to work with. You can click here to read more about this exciting group.

Although our program features the piano quintet, before I join the quartet for the Brahms, they will play a rousing work called Seraphita by Trey Spruance. I think you’ll enjoy its freshness!

Come hear sublime masterpieces and enjoy an intimate soiree with great music and wonderful friends. As always, there will be a fabulous party afterward to which you are invited.

P.S. Since I can only offer one date, I suspect these limited tickets will go quickly. So, if you are interested in having a close encounter with these superb young musicians, don’t wait until the last minute to book your seats ! Unfortunately, I will most likely have to turn away anyone who shows up without a reservation.

Venue: The Laussade Studio, 15 Greendale Rd, Doncaster East, off the Eastern Freeway and Blackburn Rd.

One Date Only: Sunday, September 24 2023 4:30 for 5 pm.

Tickets: $80. Please note we do not have credit card facilities.

A sumptuous dinner will be offered following the studio recital.

Reservations are required to secure your place, as seating is limited. Please include your telephone number for confirmation, and please text me if I have not responded within 3 days.

Looking forward once again to sharing the magic of music with you!