Spring Strings

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GRAFTON has been privileged lately with concerts by some of Australia's leading string ensembles.

In June, we enjoyed the Peter Seymour Orchestra (Sydney Youth Orchestra) performing Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven in the Sara ton Theatre. In July, The Australian String Quartet played works by Dvorak, Schubert and contemporary Australian composer James Ledger in the conservatorium auditorium. Then in August came the 17-member ACO2, led by visiting London violinist Thomas Gould, who played works by Tour, Schubert and the virtuosic Goldberg Variations by Bach.

Now, for the fourth month in a row, another string ensemble, the Mueller International Chamber Orchestra, is playing in Christ Church Cathedral. The concert will feature many of the favourites of Bach, Vividly, Albion, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Peganone.

Internationally acclaimed Uzbekistan violinist Attila SautE[umlaut] is now based in Brisbane and in late 2005 formed the Mueller International Chamber Orchestra with a culturally diverse group of Brisbane-based musicians. …