19 April 2021

Canberra Strings: Schubert's Death and the Maiden

| Shayna Siakimotu
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Canberra Strings

Canberra Strings will be performing Schubert’s String Quartet no. 14, Death and the Maiden. Photo: Supplied.

Canberra Strings will be presenting their second pop-up concert performing two Schubert string quartets on Anzac Day at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Braidwood.

Performed on the day will be Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No.14, the elegiac Death and the Maiden.

Canberra Strings is a group of some of the region’s top professional string players dedicated to the performance of string chamber music. Featuring former TSO concertmaster and Aria Award winner Barbara Jane Gilby (now Braidwood resident) as first violinist, the group also includes CSO players Pip Thompson, Lucy Carrigy-Ryan, Jack Chenoweth, Samuel Payne and Julia Janiszewski. The group has received two Critics Circle awards for performances in and around Canberra.

Written in 1824 after a period of serious illness, Death and the Maiden is built around Schubert’s lied of the same name. It has long been interpreted as an evocative depiction Schubert’s struggle with his own mortality; from the poignant, ghostly variations in the second movement to the terrifying dance of death at the end.

Why not make a day of it in Braidwood, with the Anzac Day march and service followed by lunch and a concert?

All tickets must be pre-booked and paid for online.

Due to current COVID restrictions the maximum seating limit is 80, and you are asked to arrive early to as to avoid delay. You will need to register online, and sanitiser will be available.

Unfortunately, there will be no intermission and no afternoon tea served after the concert.

The details

When: Sunday 18 April 2021 and Sunday 25 April 2021
Where: Various.
Cost: $20 – $25, available here and here.

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