Castlemaine State Festival presents

Goldner String Quartet

Let the Goldner String Quartet transport you around the world in 60 minutes, in a concert that will include ‘White Cockatoo Spirit Dance’ from 1998 (despite the title, composer Ross Edwards took some inspiration from insects); ‘Quartet No.2’, written by Russian romantic composer Alexander Borodin in 1881; and Joaquín Turina’s ardent 1925 chamber tone poem ‘La Oración del Torero’ (‘The Bullfighter’s Prayer’). The world-renowned quartet celebrates its 26th anniversary this year, and still retains all four founding members.

Repertoire for Performance

Quartet Op.18 No.1 – Beethoven 9’30’’
1. Allegro con bio

White Cockatoo Spirit Dance – Edwards 9’

Quartet No.2 – Borodin 7’30’’
3. Nocturne

Oracion del Torero – Turina 8’30’’

Libertango – Piazzola 4’

Quartet Op.11 – Barber 7’30’’
2. Adagio

Quartet No.5 Celebration – Hindson 10’

‘Some of the best chamber music playing I’ve heard. – LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE

Presented with special support from the Strings Collective