Poetical Melodies | Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

ARCO Poetical Melodies Aug 2018

Image by Nick Gilbert

With the 2018 programming the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra wanted to explore melodies and their third program of the year focuses on Poetical Melodies. The relationship between poets and composers began to change in the 19th-century when the passionate and soul-exposing words of the poets infiltrated the musical sphere. Composers of the time turned to string instruments to fully express this soulful and emotional new style.

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Midsummer Mendelssohn Gala | Flinders Quartet with Chris Moore

Chris Moore with Zoe Knighton MEDIUM horizontal - by SarahWalker

Image by Sarah Walker

To finish up their July 2018 program, Flinders Quartet and guest violist Chris Moore performed a lively concert mixing music and theatre. It’s a charming play with text to add narration to the Quartet’s performance and movement in time with the music. The three pieces comprising this concert were distinct but carried a thread of life and joy throughout.

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