The Australian String Quartet presents Utopias

Concert or Performance

18 May 2023 Once Only Event

Entre Worlds of Fantastical Visions, intimate revelations and quiet hope for the spirit of mankind.

Vanishing visions of the idyll—a Utopian world of natural splendour, both aquatic and pastoral—are conjured by an intricate and highly original string soundscape from Thomas Adès, titled Arcadiana. Following this is Mozart’s String Quartet in D minor—intensely personal in its expression, moments of intimately sublime sorrow give way to bursts of playful radiance, in only the way Mozart can achieve.

Finishing this concert is a work which provides an outward lens to the internal world of a composer balancing a delicate and dangerous relationship with political powers. Dedicated to his third wife Irena, Dimitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No.9 is defined by its introspective whisperings, caressing melodies, and dramatic edge-of-your-seat rhythmic bite.


String Quartet No.15 in D minor, K.421

String Quartet No.9 in E-flat Major, Op.117




From AU$33.00

Event Dates

Once Only Event

18 May 2023

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, Inner West

Q Station

Q Station

Manly, Northern Beaches

Queen Room Ensuite

Glasgow Arms Hotel

Ultimo, Sydney

QT Sydney

QT Sydney


Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth


Spicers Potts Point

Spicers Potts Point

Potts Point, Sydney

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