Point Quartet: Contour Lines (music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, and Tate)

We love supporting the other work that Ady Ensemble members get up to, and the Ady Ensemble’s Principal Cellist, Ngaio Toombes, and violinist Cameron Hough make up one half exactly (no more, no less) of the Point Quartet. The quartet’s next concert is at the Brisbane Powerhouse, this Friday night, the 11th of July, at 7pm (that’s three sleeps away). Do please go along and support them, and the new work that they are performing by the the quartet’s violist, Timothy Tate. This should be a wonderful concert.

You can find more on their Facebook Events Page. More info from that page follows below. Tickets can be purchased via Brisbane Powerhouse’s website.

See you there!

Point Quartet premieres a work by emerging composer Timothy Tate alongside works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich.

Contour Lines is a sonic journey across four centuries of the string quartet repertoire, including Haydn’s fiery “Fifths” quartet, Mendelssohn’s youthful and passionate Second Quartet in A minor and Shostakovich’s subversive Fourth Quartet, filled with folk influences.

To complete the journey, a new work for string quartet has been composed by Point Quartet violist Timothy Tate. Timothy is a Brisbane based composer who has recently been awarded a Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Brisbane City Council to undertake a Master of Music in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London.