Aurora sees the acclaimed Australian String Quartet build a shimmering sound-world from three distinct compositions. Listeners will be transported to the late 18th Century, shoot forward through time to find resonances in fantastical contemporary arrangements before returning back through an aural wormhole to 19th Century romanticism.

The evening opens with Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major, Op.76 No.5. Considered the father of the string quartet, the 1797 composition reflects the height of Haydn’s powers. An upbeat first movement gives way to contemplative and otherworldly passages in the second; before the piece comes to a close with a thrillingly bright finale.

Next comes a journey from darkness to light with Finnish composer Olli Mustonen's ‘String Quartet No.1’. Completed in 2016, the work’s first movement is filled with foreboding, tonally dangerous and disconcerting modes. But soon, intertwining psychological states take the audience on a journey evoking travel into fantasy worlds.

Closing the concert is Edvard Grieg's ‘String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor’ – an 1877 Norwegian gem fusing Romantic melodies and folk influences. Its four movements are marked by emotional depth, polyphonic passages, unconventional harmonic style and richness of texture. Its captivating originality makes it a celebrated work in Grieg’s output.

What's on:

Events and points of interest around Hobart.

6 Apr 2024 - 6 Apr 2024
AYO Autumn Season Concert – Turbulent Times
Step into a musical time machine as our flagship orchestra transports you to an era of great societal upheaval and political uncertainty. And no, it is not 2020.
4 May 2024 - 4 May 2024
Hindley Street Country Club
Hindley Street Country Club bringing all the songs you love, live at Wrest Point Casino for one night only!
31 May 2024 - 31 May 2024
National Reconciliation Week Breakfast
National Reconciliation Week Breakfast - MyState Bank Arena - Friday May 31
19 Jun 2024 - 19 Jun 2024
Crochet classes
Learn the basic crochet stitches in a small group setting and make your very first granny square in 2 hours!
13 Jun 2024 - 23 Jun 2024
Dark Mofo presents Winter 2024
Dark Mofo, Mona’s midwinter festival in Tasmania, delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals.
10 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024
Paint The Town Red 2024
As the winter months set in, nipaluna / Hobart and southern Tasmania are getting ready to celebrate with Dark Mofo Presents Winter 2024 and Paint
11 May 2024 - 10 May 2025
Tasmanian Produce Market
The Hobart Twilight Markets showcases a wide variety of Tasmanian eats, drinks and artisans, along with live music from local talent.
1 Mar 2022 - 31 Jul 2025
Phoenix Creations Wooden Spoon Carving Workshops
Welcome to a day of creative mindfulness with David and Michelle of Phoenix Creations. In their small studio tucked away just 2 minutes from Cygnet's
23 Mar 2024 - 27 Oct 2024
Lands of Light: Lloyd Rees and Tasmania
This exhibition celebrates the work of Lloyd Rees (1895-1988), particularly his works painted in Tasmania between 1967 and 1988. Rees was one of the pre-eminent
11 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024
The Mousetrap
THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed! As news spreads of a murder in London,
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