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UTZON MUSIC 2021

Helena Rathbone and Friends 

Piano quartets are relatively rarely performed, but the genre was beloved of composers as different as Mozart, Fauré, Franck and Brahms. This concert promises a fabulous program, bringing exceptional artists and friends together. 

In the Utzon Room | Classical Music

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  • The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.
  • The Sydney Opera House remains closed under the current NSW Public Health Order. Ticketholders will be contacted directly. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding.

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Exceptional opportunity to hear artistry incarnate

Piano quartets are relatively rarely performed, but the genre was beloved of composers as different as Mozart, Fauré, Franck and Brahms.

Here, Principal Australian Chamber Orchestra violinist Helena Rathbone is joined by present and former colleagues Timo-Veikko Valve on cello, Christopher Moore on viola, and Australian pianist Stefan Cassomenos. It is an exceptional opportunity that we are privy to a rare collaboration between such incredible and in demand musicians in their own right, one which must be put down to their passion for the repertoire and undeniable chemistry as an ensemble. 

Don’t miss this fabulous piano quartet program, bringing exceptional artists and friends together. 

PROGRAM
Clara Schumann Three Romances for Violin and Piano Op. 22
Fauré Piano Quartet in C minor Op. 15
Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor Op. 60

Presented by Sydney Opera House

When the very best orchestral musicians take the rare opportunity to come together as friends to perform chamber music, something magical happens. This recital will be no exception, with Principal Violin of the ACO Helena Rathbone and colleagues performing piano quartets from Fauré and Brahms, and more. This sublime event is not one to be missed.

Casey Green, Utzon Music series curator

Meet the Musicians

Venue Information

The Sydney Opera House remains closed under the current NSW Public Health Order. Ticketholders will be contacted directly.

We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding.

When we return...

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in specific foyer spaces to maintain physical distancing. Drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues for most performances. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals. Drinking water is available at all times.

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