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Margaret River Weekend of Music

08/04/2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10/04/2016 @ 1:00 pm

Friday 8 – Sunday at 10 April 2016
Australian String Quartet with soprano Sara Macliver, guest cellist Niall Brown and violist Katie Yap

An exclusive weekend celebrating fine music, food and wine

Picture a trail through ancient eucalypt forests, past pristine surf beaches, and the promises offered in hectares of vines leading to your next cellar door. Awaiting you are intimate performances with the Australian String Quartet, exceptional guest artists and indulgent gourmet experiences.

The Australian String Quartet is delighted to team up with some of the region’s most outstanding vineyards and chefs to bring together the exclusive Margaret River Weekend of Music from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 April 2016.

Over the weekend, the Australian String Quartet will bring to life timeless and exquisitely beautiful music. They will be joined by leading guest artists, soprano Sara Macliver, former ASQ cellist Niall (Ted) Brown and violist Katie Yap. Set in the stunning venues at wineries in the region, each concert will be preceded by an insightful introduction by the eminent musicologist and conductor Prof Richard Divall AO OBE.

Established in 1985, the acclaimed Australian String Quartet tours nationally to capital centres and regional communities each year. One of Australia’s finest music exports, the Quartet is regularly invited to perform at international music festivals and has toured extensively throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and Asia in recent years. The Australian String Quartet are privileged to perform on a matched set of Guadagnini instruments. This rare family of instruments was handcrafted in Italy between 1743 – 1784.


6.00pm – Opening concert
– Haydn, String Quartet in D minor op 42
– Matthew Hindson, Duo for violins Little Chrissietina’s Magic Fantasy
– Tchaikovsky, String Sextet in D minor op 70, Souvenir de Florence

7.30pm – Dinner

11.00am – Concert*
– Joe Chindamo, String Quartet no 1, Tempesta
– Mozart, String Quintet in G minor K 516

12.30pm – Picnic Lunch*

6.00pm – Gala concert
– A selection of soprano and quartet repertoire
– Schoenberg, Sextet op 4, Transfigured Night

7.30pm – Gala dinner*

10.30am – High tea brunch
12.00pm – Finale concert
– Bartók, String Quartet no 3
– Purcell, Dido’s Lament for Soprano and String Quartet
– Beethoven, String Quartet in E-flat major op 74 Harp


Platinum Package
Immerse yourself in this all inclusive package for a complete weekend experience.
$985 per person (includes all of the weekend’s events listed above).

Silver Package
Enjoy a festival experience while taking the time to explore the region’s many offerings.
$525 per person (*excludes starred events listed above)

Single Tickets
An opportunity for the community to indulge in a unique and memorable Sunday morning experience.
$100 (High tea brunch and concert at Voyager Estate – Sunday 10 April)
Supported by Voyager Estate

Bus Transfers
$150 per person. For an additional cost, bus transfers will be available to each of the Festival venues.


Tailored packages and concert tickets for the Margaret River Weekend of Music events are limited. Join us for a truly magnificent weekend!

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