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Brodsky & Calder Quartets

A one-off collaboration between musical greats.


Government House Ballroom

Tickets $25–$105

  • Classical Music

Awards & Reviews

‘An awesome musical experience.’

‘Imaginative, skilful creators.’


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A one-off collaboration between musical greats.

The Brodsky and Calder Quartets are the epitome of the modern-day ensemble – versatile yet seasoned, collaborative yet fiercely distinctive.

For the first time ever, these two exceptional international string quartets join forces to showcase perennial favourites – as arranged by Brodsky’s multi-talented violist Paul Cassidy – alongside Mendelssohn’s masterwork Octet in E-flat major. Written when the composer was only 16, its youthful verve and brilliance make it one of the miracles of 19th century music.


SHOSTAKOVICH Two Pieces for String Octet Op. 11, Prelude & Scherzo
PROKOFIEV March (arr. Paul Cassidy)
BARBER Adagio for Strings (arr. Paul Cassidy)
KHATCHATURIAN Sabre Dance (arr. Paul Cassidy)
MENDELSSOHN Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20


Classical Music Program Associate Yarmila Alfonzetti speaks about Chamber Music Series and the sublime music you will hear at the performances. 

Dates, Times & Access

Government House Ballroom

Wheelchair access