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7:00PM Saturday August 13

A&I Hall, Bangalow

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The Bangalow Music Festival’s Quartet in Residence, the Orava Quartet returns to the A&I Hall stage with an intriguing program of energetic and stunningly beautiful music. Traditional folk music from Scandinavia opens the program, with a set of exquisite pieces from Wood Works, arranged by the Danish String Quartet. Nordic folk music reimagined, these beautiful classical/folk hybrid works express an effortless joie de vivre through their stunning interpretations of folk melodies handed down through the generations. Artistic Director and oboist, Tania Frazer joins the quartet for the World Premiere of a new work by acclaimed Australian composer, Sean O’Boyle AM.


Bursting with energy, Pavel Fisher’s Mad Piper String Quartet closes the first half of the concert, with its joyous vitality, spirited rhythmic drive and Eastern European folk music influence. Australian piano sensation, Maxwell Foster joins the Orava Quartet after interval to perform Brahms’ torridly emotional Piano Quintet in F minor. Evolving out of a string quintet and piano duo, Brahms’ celebrated Quintet is recognized as a supreme masterpiece and one of the best-loved works in the entire chamber music canon.

TRADITIONAL Nordic Folk Music arr. Danish String Quartet (from Wood Works)

   · Ye Honest Bridal Couple (Faroe Islands)

   · Sønderho Bridal Trilogy – Part I (Fanø, Denmark)

   · Ack Värmeland, du Sköna (Värmland, Sweden)

O’BOYLE New work for Oboe and string quartet World Premiere 

FISCHER String Quartet No.3, Mad Piper




BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34*

Orava Quartet

Tania Frazer Oboe

Maxwell Foster Piano*

Duration: 120 minutes, with a 20 minute interval

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