Quartet set to sparkle
CHURCHLANDS Concert Hall will be hosting a concert series featuring a talented string quartet across five months starting on May 21.
West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) assistant concertmaster Semra Leesmith and former Australian String Quartet member Sally Boud created the first concert’s program for the Churchlands Five Concert Chamber Series.
Pieces including Shostakovich’s No.8, Haydn Quartet’s No.4 Sunrise and Webern’s Langsamer Sats will be played at the first concert.
Artistic director Jon Tooby said the string quartet consisted of two violins, a viola and cello, and was one of the more popular among chamber formations.
“There’s an almost endless catalogue of work composed for the string quartet, yet it’s really the quality of composition that sets the String Quartet apart from other formats,” he said.
“(No. 8 by Shostakovich) is probably the most well known of his 15 quartets.
“It is a powerful work with a breadth of emotion that will leave you utterly spent.”
Semra Lee-smith, Jon Tooby, Sally Boud and Zak Rowntree.