Where lifestyle, Landscape and Music Intersect: Introducing a Brand-New ASQ Experience


 

 

 

 

 

 

Aus + NZ to Celebrate Anzac Spirit with Major Concert Event this Saturday

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The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) is launching its digital streaming platform ASQ Live + On Demand, and kicks off its online content delivery with a series of weekly live-streamed webisodes, titled ASQ Live at UKARIA on 2 August.

More than just a live-streamed concert, the ASQ Live at UKARIA series mixes lifestyle programming and live-performance with splash of sports broadcast excitement. Ever wondered what really happens in the wings before the performance? Here’s your backstage pass.

Hosted by the charismatic Johanna Allen and featuring a raft of world-class South Australian guest artisans including luthiers, street-artists, chefs and entrepreneurs as well as acclaimed pianist Konstantin Shamray, the ASQ’s first major foray into the world of live streamed and on-demand content will promote an exquisite South Australian life-style experience to a world-wide audience.

“I am truly delighted to be hosting ASQ Live at UKARIA. My task is to share the human side of this experience. I’m interested in getting to know Dale, Francesca, Steve and Sharon away from the music, as much as their persona within the quartet. This project gives us all a chance to explore art from a human perspective. We get a joyous marriage – music from one of Australia’s most renowned classical acts, intertwined with who they are as people.” Series host Johanna Allen

Filmed at the iconic UKARIA Cultural Centre in the Adelaide Hills, the webisodes not only provide a world-class live musical experience, they pair artistic exploration with the South Australian landscape – providing a stunning accompaniment to the performance programs. The artistry extending beyond the stage, the ASQ has engaged multi award-winning Cinematographer Maxx Corkindale as the series’ Director of Photography, allowing the viewer unprecedented visual access to the performances, ensuring the streams will look as good as they sound.

“What’s more delicious than a mixture art, lifestyle and the natural world, wrapped within a program of stunning music? We can’t wait to start performing again!” Dale Barltrop, Australian String Quartet Violin.

How to watch
Viewers can subscribe to the ASQ Live + On Demand platform for just $40 via www.asq.com.au. Subscription includes access to the ASQ Live at UKARIA webseries with the ability re-watch past streams until the end of October 2020. Existing ASQ+ Subscribers will get access to the platform free of charge.

The musical program
Webisodes will be approx 45 minutes and live-streamed / premiered at 3pm ACST (3:30pm AEST)
Sunday 2 AugustMendelssohn String Quartet in F minor op 80 (live-stream)
Sunday 9 AugustPaul Stanhope String Quartet No. 3 (live-stream)
Sunday 16 AugustDvo?ák Piano Quintet with Konstantin Shamray (live-stream)
Sunday 23 AugustRoss Edwards String Quartet No. 4 *World Premiere* (live-stream)
Sunday 30 AugustMozart String Quartet in C minor Dissonance (delayed-stream)
Sunday 6 SeptemberMatthew Hindson String Quartet No. 3 Ngeringa (live-stream)
Sunday 13 September |  Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 (live-stream)
Sunday 20 September | Joe Chindamo String Quartet No. 1 (delayed-stream)

 

Where lifestyle, Landscape and Music Intersect: Introducing a Brand-New ASQ Experience