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.

1 Mar 2024 - 8 Mar 2024
The Art of Connection
Embark on a creative journey with free Arabic calligraphy workshops, or visit the group exhibition.
30 Sep 2023 - 1 Apr 2024
Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World
Five countries, five exhibitions: France, Germany, Estonia, Denmark, and now Australia. The latest iteration of Jeremy Shaw’s new venture arrives at Mona.
30 Sep 2023 - 1 Apr 2024
Jean-Luc Moulène and Teams
Five countries, five exhibitions: France, Germany, Estonia, Denmark, and now Australia. The latest iteration of Jeremy Shaw’s new venture arrives at Mona.
30 Sep 2023 - 1 Apr 2024
Jónsi: Hrafntinna (Obsidian)
Five countries, five exhibitions: France, Germany, Estonia, Denmark, and now Australia. The latest iteration of Jeremy Shaw’s new venture arrives at Mona.
13 May 2023 - 23 Jun 2024
Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls
In-person storytelling experience takes visitors on an emotional journey through the stories of seven remarkable convict women who faced life’s hardships with resilience.
7 Nov 2023 - 26 Mar 2024
Healthy Hobart – Yoga
Fun yoga sessions suitable for all levels, catering to the absolute beginner through to those with more experience.
2 Aug 2022 - 2 Jul 2024
Drop in dodgeball @ Hobart PCYC
Whether you're looking for a fast-paced adrenaline-filled experience, a different way to get/stay fit or a casual active social gathering.
29 Feb 2024 - 10 Mar 2024
Future of Toys: Youngies & Oldies
A room full of inventions birthed from the deepest wisdoms of the oldies and the free flowing optimism of young minds.
7 Mar 2024 - 7 Mar 2024
YARC Gallery – Overwhelmed exhibition opening
The opening event of Adele Laganiere's Overwhelmed exhibition in the YARC Gallery.
7 Mar 2024 - 7 Mar 2024
Andrew Seymour | Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Epic sounds in a unique space! Join us as the brass and percussion instrumental sections of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra meet the Gothic Revival grandeur
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