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Sydney Art Quartet - Words and Music: CANCELLED

Sydney Art Quartet - Words and Music: CANCELLED

Sorry this event has been cancelled


  • Sat 21 Mar, 5:00pm – 7:30pm


Thomas L. Brown Gallery, 568 Speargrass Flat Road, Lake Hayes, Queenstown


All Ages

Turn Up The Music & Three Lakes Trust present...

Words Are Weapons featuring the Sydney Art Quartet

5:00-7:00pm, Saturday 21 March
Thomas Brown Gallery
568 Speargrass Flat Road, Lake Hayes, Queenstown

A gripping combination of classical music, murder & great literature
Featuring a dramatic retelling of ​Tolstoy’s​ ​The Kreutzer Sonata​, and a spine chilling performances of music by Janáček, Schubert & Haydn this is a rare combination of words and music in the superb acoustics of the Thomas Brown Gallery.

Describing a crime of passion, The Kreutzer Sonata​ was instantly banned ​in both Russia & the USA, and Tolstoy branded a sexual moral pervert by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Words Are Weapons is a concert created by the Sydney Art Quartet, a dynamic group of Australian musicians known for their electrifying and refreshing performances that embrace multiple arts forms and senses.

Words Are Weapons was previously staged in Australia in sell-out concerts with David Wenham (Lion, Seachange, 300​ and Pirates of the Caribbean)

The Queenstown concert announces distinguished NZ actor PETER HAYDEN (NHNZ), as the Narrator of "Words are Weapons"
Peter has split his creative working life between twin passions of drama and documentary.  In 2018 Peter was awarded NZ Order of Merit for services to Film and Television.Drama… recent screen roles include The Light Between the Oceans, Hillary, Power Rangers, Dirty Laundry, Shortland Street, Brokenwood Mysteries and 800 Words. 

With only one concert announced, tickets will be highly held!

Gripping intensity… Impeccable cohesion… Exquisite translucence

All encompassing recitals that embrace the here and now

A virtuoso string quartet that has been getting on with doing things differently.

Entrance includes interval refreshments

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