Churchlands Concert Hall to host talented string quartet this month


WASO’s assistant concertmaster Semra Lee-Smith, former Australian String Quartet member Sally Boud, MetSO’s & Series artistic director Jon Tooby and WASO’s principal second violin Zak Rowntree.
WASO’s assistant concertmaster Semra Lee-Smith, former Australian String Quartet member Sally Boud, MetSO’s & Series artistic director Jon Tooby and WASO’s principal second violin Zak Rowntree.

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 Lee-Smith 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 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.”

WHEN:

Hayden, Webern & Shoshtakovich – May 21, 3pm

Brahms & Respighi – June 14, 7pm

Irish Band; The Robert Zielinski Trio – July 26, 7pm

Dohnanyi, Ledger & Brahms – August 30, 7pm

Bozza, Dvorak & Saint Saens – October 18, 7pm

WHERE: Churchlands Concert Hall, 20 Lucca Street Churchlands Hall, Churchlands.

TICKETS: www.trybooking.com/JXWF