Orava Quartet & Daniel de Borah

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Important Information

Unfortunately, due to flooding at Queensland Conservatorium, Musica Viva Australia’s forthcoming concert this Thursday 3rd March (the Orava Quartet and pianist Daniel de Borah) has been cancelled.

All of us at Musica Viva Australia are feeling for everyone affected at this trying time. The resilience being shown throughout the community is extraordinary.

If you have already purchased a ticket to this performance, you will have received an email regarding this issue. Please check your inbox for further information.

We appreciate your understanding in these unpredictable times and share your disappointment. We always attempt to act in the best interests of our artists, staff and audiences. If you have any further queries please contact Musica Viva Box Office on 1800 688 482 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm AEST) or via email at boxoffice@musicaviva.com.au

The Orava Quartet and pianist Daniel de Borah join forces for this one-off concert in March, presenting well-known favourites as well as rarities that deserve to take centre stage more often.

Opening the program is a traditional Nordic song arranged for strings, Ye Honest Bridal Couple / Sønderho Bridal TrilogyPart I. A set of two traditional wedding tunes, hailing from the Faroe Islands and from the Danish island, Fanø, they represent both the reverent devotion and joy of the wedding ceremony.

These folk songs are followed by Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa, the work which gave the Quartet its name and which they have performed widely to acclaim. Rhythmically vigorous and full of rustic melodies, it’s inspired by highland folklore and is spontaneous and energetic in character.

The Oravas will present another signature work, Schulhoff’s String Quartet No 1. Just as spirited as the Kilar, it is a perfect showcase for the musicians’ tight ensemble and considerable technical aplomb.

Capping it all off is Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E Flat, the finest of the composer’s large-scale chamber works and one that helped establish his towering reputation. Dedicated to his beloved Clara, it is appropriately expressive and often romantic in character, seeming to encompass all the colours of a bold and daring life.


TRADITIONAL Ye Honest Bridal Couple / Sønderho Bridal TrilogyPart I (Trad. Nordic, arr. Danish String Quartet)
SCHULHOFF String Quartet No. 1
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E-flat

To our Concert Champions Ian & Cass George for supporting this concert.

Download the program guide here, or view it below.

Event and Ticketing Details

Dates & Times

Brisbane   3 March 7pm


Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

140 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Event notes

Existing Ticketholders

For Brisbane ticketholders to Karin Schaupp & the Flinders Quartet, your tickets will be automatically valid for this replacement concert so there's no need for you to do anything. We look forward to seeing you at Queensland Conservatorium Theatre on 3 March at 7pm.

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.