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Alma Moodie Quartet

Utzon Music 2023

Alma Moodie Quartet

Romantic Journey

Explore the intensity of expression and rich emotions of musical Romanticism with the Alma Moodie Quartet in a program ranging from Beethoven to Zemlinsky.

In the Utzon Room | Classical Music

COVID-safe and event information

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority. When you return to the Opera House, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep the community safe, which are regularly reviewed and updated in consideration of the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

  • Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask;
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage; and
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

Please refer to our updated General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events for detailed information about our ticketing policies. These conditions may change between the time of purchase and the event date. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding any changes to their event.

Please check our plan your visit page prior to attending the Opera House for the most up-to-date information.

Pre-sale and on-sale information

Insider Member Priority – Tuesday 6 December, 9:00am
What’s On e-newsletter pre-sale – Wednesday 7 December, 12:00pm

General public on sale Monday 12 December, 9:00am

One concert on Sunday 24 September 2023

Sunday 24 September 2023, 3:00pm

Standard tickets $75 or purchase three or more Utzon Music 2023 concerts for 20% off | $8.50 Booking Fee applies per transaction

Ticket Reserved Seating
Standard
$75
Multipack (purchase three or more Utzon Music 2023 concerts for 20% off)
$60

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.

The authorised ticket agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.

Suitable for all ages

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Children aged 0-23 months at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge.  All children occupying a seat or aged 2 year/s of age or older must hold a valid ticket.

“The quartet performed … with gusto, passion, and accuracy…”

Limelight

A Romantic journey from darkness to light 

Formed in 2021, the Alma Moodie Quartet takes its name from a Queensland-born violinist who, despite an acclaimed reputation in Europe between the wars, has been largely forgotten. But if the enthusiastic response to the Quartet’s debut performances is any guide, Alma Moodie’s name is about to become much better known. 

The Quartet has devised a program that Alma herself might have recognised. Webern and Zemlinsky represent the kind of new works she championed. A Beethoven string quartet represents the classical canon.

For modern ears, this concert traverses the Romantic landscape from darkness to light. Webern’s Six Bagatelles are musical haikus, condensing intense expression into the space of five minutes. Like Webern, Zemlinsky pushed the Romantic language to extremes. His final string quartet, written in memory of Alban Berg, was blacklisted as “degenerate” by the Nazis and its magnificent invention wasn’t heard in public until 1967. Beethoven’s “Harp” quartet got its nickname from the way the musicians pluck their strings and it shows the composer in an unusually serene and optimistic mood.

Sydney Opera House Presents

Program

WEBERN Six Bagatelles, Op.9
ZEMLINSKY String Quartet No.4
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No.10 (Harp)

Artists

Alma Moodie Quartet

Kristian Winther and Anna Da Silva Chen violins
Dana Lee viola
Thomas Marlin cello

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A note from Casey Green, Utzon Music Curator

"Hearing the Alma Moodie Quartet in the Utzon Room in 2023 gives you eternal gloating rights because you were there at the beginning when this trailblazing, young quartet were just warming up. Don't miss it."

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Venue Information

Performances are being sold to 100% capacity in line with the NSW Public Health Order. This includes all shows in the Concert Hall, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre, Utzon Room and Forecourt. Please note that you will be seated directly alongside other ticketholders.

Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Frequently asked questions – COVID-19 safety measures

What safety measures have you implemented?

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of everyone on site, and we are closely following NSW Health guidelines and advice. The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government. For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you when visiting, please see our plan your visit page.

What am I required to do as an audience member?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.

Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you, please see our plan your visit page.

Do I need to be vaccinated to visit the Sydney Opera House?

The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

How are you managing contact tracing? 

Contact information is required when making a booking with us and upon arrival at the Opera House, as set out in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events and our Customer Privacy Statement.

As the ticket purchaser, you are responsible for recording the contact details of your guests. Contact information will only be used for the purposes of contact tracing, if required, and will be deleted at least 28 days after your event.

Frequently Asked Questions - Performance and Venue

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

Ticket purchases and collection at our Box Office is discouraged and eTicket or postal delivery methods should be used, wherever possible. However, if you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 60 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, the venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. It is encouraged that you take your seats as soon as you arrive. 

If you are late, we will seat you as soon as we can and, where possible, in your allocated seat. However, to reduce movement in the venue as well as minimise disruption to the performance and other patrons, ticketholders may be seated in an allocated latecomer’s seat. Please be aware that some events have lock-out periods. In these cases, latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. On occasions, this may not be until the interval, or at all where there is no interval. 

Ticketholders must comply with the directions of Opera House ushers to assist with contact tracing.

Details of our right to refuse admission can be found in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Events.

Will there be bag checks, and is cloaking available?

In line with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags under the Monumental Stairs, prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine, and staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling your belongings, such as gloves. Cloaking facilities will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 60 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. However it is strongly encouraged that you travel lightly to minimise contact and queuing. Any bags larger than an A4 piece of paper will need to be checked into the Cloak Room.

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event?

The authorised agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House. 

Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable. If you purchase tickets from a non-authorised agency such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller you risk that these tickets are fake, void or have previously been cancelled. RESALE RESTRICTION APPLIES. For more details, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events.

What if I can't come to my performance?

Please contact Box Office on 9250 7777 as soon as possible to advise if you can no longer attend. If you can no longer attend because you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, the Opera House has introduced flexible ticketing options to help you, find out more information here.

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