Chamber music and philosophy at Kendall School of Arts on May 2

 The formidable Ash Quartet from Sydney.
The formidable Ash Quartet from Sydney.

The popular series of music and philosophy returns to the Kendall School of Arts on May 2 with a program of music by Beethoven, Schumann and William Walton.

Violinist Goetz Richter and pianist Jeanell Carrigan will be joined by the formidable Ash Quartet from Sydney to present an afternoon of exciting chamber music.

String Quartets by Beethoven and Walton will bookend the performance of Robert Schumann's Violin Sonata performed by Richter and Carrigan.

Commencing at 2pm, their performance will be preceded by a philosophical discussion at 1pm on Modernity and Utopia presented by musician and philosopher Goetz Richter.

The Kendall PhiloMusica series explores music in the context of philosophical ideas and within an informal presentation and discussion.

The philosophical topic of "modernity and utopia" takes its leave from the turbulent and revolutionary nature of the music presented. Further dates of the series in 2021 are July 4, September 5 and November 7.

The series is convened by Kendall National Violin Competition artistic director Goetz Richter.

Tickets $30 (attendance at 1pm talk free with concert ticket). Ticket bookings events.humanitix.com/kendall-philomusica-may-2 or phone Mavis Barnes 6559 4339.