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Opus Now - Concert Series 6

  • Alpha Gallery 226 Union Street Newtown, NSW, 2042 Australia (map)

A concert series exploring relationships between the music of today and Beethoven's sixteen String Quartets

Concert Series 6

Jon Rose - violin
Solo free improvisation

Penny String Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, Opus 18 No. 1

Chris Pidcock - solo cello
Lachenmann: Pression for a solo cellist

Tamara Kohler - solo flute
Saariaho: Dolce Tormento

Tamara Kohler - flute, Freya Schack-Arnott- cello
Saariaho: Mirrors

+ Special Encore! 

Tickets online from $15 , $30 at the door

Beer and Wine available between sets for cash purchase ($5)

***** Starring *****

Jon Rose (violin) 

Penny Quartet- Harry Ward (guest violin) and Madeleine Jevons (violin), Anthony Chataway (viola), Jack Ward (cello)

Tamara Kohler (flute, bass flute)

Freya Schack-Arnott and Chris Pidcock (cello)

Artist Details

-- Jon Rose --
For over 35 years, Jon Rose has been involved in new, improvised and experimental music and media. A polymath, he is as much at home creating large environmental multi-media works as he is playing the violin on a concert stage. 

-- Penny Quartet --
An exciting new addition to Australian chamber music making, the Penny Quartet are rapidly gaining a reputation as a fresh interpretative voice with drive and passion. With diverse individual backgrounds and experiences across the globe, the group brings together years of knowledge and training to create a mature quartet sound. The Penny Quartet's repertoire is wide and varied; a love for the core quartet repertoire is at the forefront of their programming, but is closely followed by an urge to explore less charted territory. 

For their Sydney concerts this year, they are joined by guest violinist and brother of the cellist, Harry Ward. Catch Penny Quartet playing at the LaLaLa Series 5 on November 1st in Sydney, details at

--Tamara Kohler --
Australian flautist Tamara Kohler is a soloist, chamber musician, and inter-disciplinary artist. As a strong believer in the transformative power of the arts, Tamara is equally comfortable in the orchestral pit as in the cross-collaborative world.


Earlier Event: November 4
Electrofringe 17 Art+Tech Showcase
Later Event: November 8
Kcin - 'Onset' - Release Show