Geist Quartet to bring music and spirit to Kendall PhiloMusica's June event

GEIST QUARTET: Bach, Mozart and Britten are on the playlist for the upcoming Kendall PhiloMusica event. Pictured are Sonia Wilson, Meg Cohen (violins), Hayasa Tanaka (viola) and James Larsen (cello).
GEIST QUARTET: Bach, Mozart and Britten are on the playlist for the upcoming Kendall PhiloMusica event. Pictured are Sonia Wilson, Meg Cohen (violins), Hayasa Tanaka (viola) and James Larsen (cello).

A second Kendall PhiloMusica event on June 18 at the Kendall School of Arts will explore the connections between spirit and music with a visit to Kendall by one of Australia’s exciting young string quartets.

The “Geist Quartet”, who are the current holders of the prestigious Westheimer Quartet Fellowship at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and who have been featured in opportunities for emerging artists, will perform works for String Quartet by Bach, Mozart and Britten at a concert at 2pm.

The quartet has performed throughout Australia, at the Sydney Conservatorium’s Estivo Summer Festival in Verona, Italy and most recently at the Musica Viva Chamber Music Festival in Sydney.

They will attend a number of intense performance and interpretation seminars in the US and Europe later this year.

A pre-concert talk on the philosophical connections between music and spirit will be given by Associate Professor Goetz Richter, who is the founder of the PhiloMusica series at 11.30am introducing the performance and its context.

“The focus of this program is most intriguing and these four young musicians are wonderfully passionate and inspired performers – they have been mentored by some of the leading artists in this genre in Australia and Europe,” Goetz Richter said.

The Kendall PhiloMusica series connects themes in philosophy and music. It is continuing to build an enthusiastic following on the Mid North Coast. Profits from the concert series benefit the Kendall National Violin Competition and a third event is planned for October 28 2017.

Pentimento presents:

Sunday, June 18 2017 Kendall School of Arts

11.30am Spirit and Music (A/ Prof Goetz Richter)

2pm Geist Quartet: J. S. Bach, Chorale & Fugue, W. A. Mozart, Quartet d minor K 421, B. Britten, String Quartet No 2.

Tickets $30 (attendance at 11.30am talk free with concert ticket) which includes afternoon tea. Catering contributions are always appreciated.

Ticket Bookings: info@pentimento-northhaven.com or phone Mavis Barnes 6559 4339, PO Box 86, Kendall NSW 2439

http://www.pentimento-northhaven.com