Winners of Chamber Music to perform at The Great

November 28, 2017 by J-Wire Staff
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After sell out performances at East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, Affinity Collective celebrates Jewish and Czech music at Sydney’s The Great Synagogue.

Affinity Collective

Affinity Collective – winners of the 2015 Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) Chamber Music Competition, will perform string quartets by Pavel Haas, a composer who died in Auschwitz, and Leoš Janácek, his teacher and mentor.


Pavel Haas, String Quartet no.1 (1920)
Leoš Janácek, String Quartet no.2 ‘Intimate Letters’ (1928)
Pavel Haas, String Quartet no.2 ‘From the Monkey Mountains’ (1925)

Also featuring a special performance by Cantor Joshua Weinberger

The Affinity Collective appreciates the relevance of this repertoire to Europeans who migrated here after the Second World War and to the current refugee cause here in Australia. AFFINE TERRITORIES offers a unique and diverse program exploring music’s ability to embrace differences.

AFFINE TERRITORIES: The String Quartets of Leoš Janácek and Pavel Haas
AFFINITY COLLECTIVE with ACO violinist, Ike See
3.30pm Sun Dec 17, The Great Synagogue, Sydney
$40 Adult | $20 Student | $5 Child under 12
20% discount valid until 5pm Dec 12 | code DISC20

Affinity Collective is offering a special booking discount of 20% which ends 5pm Dec 12. Enter the discount code DISC20 at check-out to receive 20% off all tickets:

Affinity Collective musicians:

Ike See, Nicholas Waters | violins
William Clark | viola
Mee Na Lojewski | cello

‘This group of young musicians has a collective wisdom and maturity which is singularly impressive… Affinity Collective is a musical force with which to be reckoned.’ (Richard Gill)

About Affinity Collective:
Affinity Collective won first prize in the 2015 ANAM Chamber Music Competition and in 2016 they toured the UK and Germany and were the only Australian ensemble invited to the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove, directed by Steven Isserlis. They performed 9 concerts in London, Cornwall and Berlin, including one with Australian composer, Brett Dean. They have received support from organisations including the Australia Council for the Arts, Australian Cultural Fund, Australian National Academy of Music, Czech Arts Fund, East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, Kennedy Nolan Architects. Affinity musicians also perform with Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tasmanian, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, Victorian Opera, and Sydney Chamber Opera.

Affinity Collective has recently performed in support of Rural Australians for Refugees and the Hobart Mission for Refugees. Proceeds from their Sydney concert will go towards the Great Synagogue and Board of Jewish Education.

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