Important Information

We know how much you are looking forward to experiencing live music in 2022 and we’re thrilled Musica Viva Australia is central to this. In the short-term, our plans have changed and we have had to reschedule the national tour of Karin Schaupp and the Flinders Quartet to 2023, due to the increased complexities and disruption created by the Omicron variant.  

Existing ticketholders

Replacement concerts have been scheduled in each city. If you have already purchased a ticket to see Karin Schaupp & the Flinders Quartet your existing tickets will be automatically valid for the replacement concert on the same date so there's no need for you to do anything. We look forward to seeing you back in the concert hall soon.

If you are no longer able to attend or have any other queries, please contact the Box Office on 1800 688 482 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm AEST) or via email at boxoffice@musicaviva.com.au to discuss alternative arrangements.

Replacement Concerts

Adelaide, 8 March - Australian String Quartet & Konstantin Shamray

Brisbane, 3 March - Orava Quartet & Daniel de Borah

Canberra, 24 February - Bernadette Harvey, Harry Bennetts & Miles Mullin-Chivers

Hobart, 28 February - Bernadette Harvey, Harry Bennetts & Miles Mullin-Chivers

Melbourne, 1 March & 5 March - Partridge String Quartet & James Morley

Newcastle, 10 March - Bernadette Harvey, Harry Bennetts & Miles Mullin-Chivers

Perth, 20 February - Jonathan Paget and the Darlington Quartet

Sydney, 7 & 12 March - Bernadette Harvey, Harry Bennetts & Miles Mullin-Chivers

Livestreamed Concert, 7 March - Bernadette Harvey, Harry Bennetts & Miles Mullin-Chivers

Once in a while a collaboration reaches the heart of why we make music. This concert honours such a collaboration, built on friendship and love.

Composer Carl Vine was for two decades Musica Viva Australia’s Artistic Director. In 2019 Paul Kildea assumed the mantle, and for this concert asked his predecessor to create a new work for a much-admired soloist and string quartet, commissioned by a longstanding subscriber wishing to immortalise the joyous memory of her late daughter.

Classical guitarist Karin Schaupp will premiere this celebration of life and music. Joining the award-winning soloist on stage is the renowned Flinders Quartet, which embarks on its first national tour since welcoming Wilma Smith as second violin.

The concert includes Imogen Holst’s moving Phantasy Quartet, Southern Cross Dreaming by Australia’s Richard Charlton, and deliciously contrasting works for guitar and strings from three very different Italians, ending with two movements from Boccherini’s fiery Fandango, a work they recorded in 2010 for ABC Classics.

This special program captures the spirit of works rarely heard but exceedingly inspired – all carrying the passion, artistry and friendship that characterise Musica Viva Australia’s concerts.

KARIN SCHAUPP Guitar

Flinders Quartet

THIBAUD PAVLOVIC-HOBBA Violin
WILMA SMITH Violin
HELEN IRELAND Viola
ZOE KNIGHTON Cello

CARULLI Guitar Concerto, Op. 8 (c. 1809)
CHARLTON Southern Cross Dreaming (2007)
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Quintet, Op. 143, for Guitar & String Quartet (1950)
VINE Endless for Guitar & String Quartet (2021)*
I HOLST Phantasy Quartet (1928)
BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet No. 4: Grave and Fandango (1798)

*World premiere performances. Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Kathryn Bennett.

Adelaide: Presented in association with the Adelaide Festival.

Melbourne: Saturday 5 March is a Graeme Watson Tribute Concert.

Hobart: Presented by Musica Viva Tasmania

Cowra: Presented by the Cowra Civic Centre in association with Musica Viva Australia as part of its Regional Touring program.

Carl Vine AO

Carl Vine AO is one of Australia’s best-known and most often performed composers, with a catalogue now including eight symphonies, twelve concertos, music for film, television, dance and theatre, electronic music and numerous chamber works. Although primarily a composer of modern ‘classical’ music, he has undertaken tasks as diverse as arranging the Australian National Anthem and writing music for the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games (Atlanta, 1996).

Born in Perth, he studied piano with Stephen Dornan and composition with John Exton at the University of Western Australia. Moving to Sydney in 1975, he worked as a freelance pianist and composer with a wide range of ensembles, theatre and dance companies over the following decades.

From 2000 until 2019 Carl was Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia. His recent compositions include Piano Sonata No 4, The Enchanted Loom (Symphony No. 8) for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Implacable Gifts, a concerto for two pianos for the West Australian and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, and Five Hallucinations, a trombone concerto for the Chicago and Sydney symphony orchestras.

Carl’s new work for guitar and string quartet, commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Kathryn Bennett, will be will be premiered by Karin Schaupp and Flinders Quartet on their national tour.

To our Ensemble Patrons Ian & Caroline Frazer - for their support of this tour.

And thanks to our Concert Champions:

Monday 7 March, Sydney – Kathryn and Judith Bennett 
Thursday 10 March, Newcastle – Kathryn and Judith Bennett 
Tuesday 1 March, Melbourne – The Musica Viva Victorian Committee 
Saturday 5 March, Melbourne – Continuo Syndicate 
Tuesday 22 February, Canberra – Juliet Tootell 

Performance Details

Dates & Times

Canberra - Replacement Concert   24 February 7pm
Melbourne - Replacement Concert   1 March 7pm
Brisbane - Replacement Concert   3 March 7pm
Melbourne - Replacement Concert   5 March 7pm
Sydney - Replacement Concert   7 March 7pm
Adelaide - Replacement Concert   8 March 7:30pm
Newcastle - Replacement Concert   10 March 7:30pm
Sydney - Replacement Concert   12 March 2pm

Location

Multiple Venues

Please check the venue in your city when booking tickets.

Event notes

Existing Ticketholders

Replacement concerts have been scheduled in each city. If you have already purchased a ticket to see Karin Schaupp & the Flinders Quartet your existing tickets will be automatically valid for the replacement concert on the same date so there's no need for you to do anything. We look forward to seeing you back in the concert hall soon.

If you are no longer able to attend or have any other queries, please contact the Box Office on 1800 688 482 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm AEST) or via email at boxoffice@musicaviva.com.au to discuss alternative arrangements.