Sydney Art Quartet 2022 Concert Season
Commencing with La Belle Epoque
A collaboration with Champagne Maison Perrier-Jouet The Swifts, Darling Point
The Sydney Art Quartet is thrilled to return to live performance in 2022, presenting an exciting program of their intricately layered, multi-sensory concert experiences. Renowned for their virtuosic live performances and diverse and often unexpected collaborations, the SAQ masterfully intertwines music within fascinating cultural and creative cultural contexts traversing the wider worlds of history, the arts and the sciences.
The Sydney Art Quartet’s 2022 program begins with the exquisitely conceived La Belle Epoque, created in collaboration with Champagne Maison Perrier-Jouët, with three concert presentations, Set in the private ballroom of the magnificent heritage-listed ‘The Swifts’ Darling Point, reputed as the most lavish historic home in Australia, La Belle Epoque pairs four music selections with tastings of four superb Perrier-Jouët cuvèes, informed by unique insights from SAQ Artistic Director James Beck, and Perrier-Jouët Champagne Ambassador Emmanuel De Madre.
As each live SAQ performance is introduced, a paired coupe de champagne will be served, to be savoured at intimate cabaret-style tables for two set throughout the extraordinarily romantic and acoustically perfect venue, only rarely seen by the public.
A highlight of the program is sure to be the performance of the Molto Adagio from Beethoven’s Quartet Op 59/2 paired to Perrier-Jouët’s iconic La Belle Époque Champagne Vintage 2013, recognised around the world for its beautiful bottle adorned with a graceful spray of Japanese white anemones, created for Perrier-Jouët by Art Nouveau master Emile Galléin 1902.
As such, La Belle Époque is symbolic of Perrier-Jouët’s enduring connection to and passion for the arts. The House owns the largest private Art Nouveau art collection in the world, kept at the historic Maison Belle Epoque in Epernay, France, and their creative and unconventional approach to Champagne continues to take inspiration from nature and artistic collaborations.
The full program of expertly curated pairings for La Belle Epoque is: Mendelssohn Quartet Op.44/3 – Champagne Blanc De Blancs NV Borodin Quartet No.2 – Grand Brut NV
Beethoven Quartet Op.59/2 – Belle Époque Vintage 2013
Smetana Quartet No.1 “From My Life’ – Blason Rosé NV
Limited to just three intimately scaled performances, La Belle Epoque is sure to sell out! Book now for Friday March 18 at 7pm, or Saturday March 19 at 3pm or 7pm, at sydneyartquartet.com/belle-epoque
Throughout the coming year, four additional Sydney Art Quartet concert experiences promise to delight and inspire. Save these dates to your diaries and sign up at sydneyartquartet.com/contact, to be first to hear when tickets go on sale.
Coming up in June…
Discover the lost history of Europe’s first Jewish female opera star and the birth of modern opera at the decadent Gonzaga court. The Sydney Art Quartet with soprano Roberta Diamond.
7pm Friday 17 June, 3pm and 7pm Saturday 18 June
Get inside the mind, music and marble sculpting studio of one of Australia’s most accomplished and original contemporary artists. The Sydney Art Quartet with multi-award-winning Australian sculptor Alex Seton.
7pm Friday 2 September, 3pm and 7pm Saturday 3 September
Inspired by Mozart’s famous party tricks, experience how much your senses are heightened when you switch one off. The Sydney Art Quartet with internationally acclaimed harpist Emily Granger.
7pm Friday 21 October, 3pm and 7pm Saturday 22 October
Woman in Gold
Large scale projections of Gustav Klimt’s ground-breaking art, and the music that inspired it. The Sydney Art Quartet with art historian Lorraine Kypiotis.
7pm Friday 25 November, 3pm and 7pm Saturday 26 November Follow Sydney Art Quartet on Instagram | Facebook
The Sydney Art Quartet is proudly supported by Principal Sponsor Cadence & Co.