Linton Manor in association with the Yass Music Club is proud to present the Affinity Quartet on Friday, July 2 2021.
The quartet will perform work from the eighteenth century to the present day by W.A. Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn, and a new work by Australian composer Darrin Archer, ‘Peace, Gratitude, Resolve’ (2021)
“After a year of hardship experienced by the arts, Linton Manor is delighted to bring Melbourne’s celebrated Affinity Quartet to Yass Valley,” stated Stephe Jitts, Event coordinator at Linton Manor.
Yass Valley Can Assist branch will receive $5 from every ticket sold.
‘This group of musicians has a collective wisdom and maturity which is singularly impressive… Affinity is a force with which to be reckoned.’ Richard Gill OAM
Since winning the ANAM Chamber Music Competition in their inaugural year, Affinity Quartet has established itself as one of Australia’s leading string quartets. Their international touring has included critically acclaimed performances in Europe at the Amsterdam String Quartet Biennale, Festival Les Voix Intimes Belgium, Fondazione Cini Venice, Mirabell Palace Salzburg the UK at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Southbank Centre, City Music Society, and Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar.
The quartet is known for innovative programs traversing the string quartet’s diverse history, including Australian commissions, world premières by Jack Symonds, Matt Laing and Darrin Archer (AU), and Australian premières of the complete string quartets of Leos Janáček and Pavel Haas; Benjamin Britten and Sir Andrzej Panufnik.
Affinity has been a featured ensemble in Melbourne’s underground classical series Play On Music, and ensemble-in-residence at Shepparton Festival, Kennedy Nolan Architects, and 75 On Reid.
Affinity musicians bring considerable experience from previous ensembles, including Flinders Quartet, Syzygy, Momentum Ensemble, ACO Inspire Quartet, and Principal and Contract roles with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Sydney Chamber Opera, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Australian World Orchestra.
The evening will include pre-concert drinks from 6 pm Linton Manor Ballroom Friday, July 2 6:30 pm.
Tickets are $35 includes a $5 donation. Current Covid regulations will be adhered to. Tickets