Nora Clench, a Canadian born musical prodigy quickly established a career as a highly talented violinist and founded the all-female ‘Nora Clench Quartet’ in 1904. The quartet attracted high praise for their performances and played ‘the most avant-garde music in London at that time,’ including many premieres.
Nora married Arthur Streeton, a relatively unknown artist at the time, however by the time they moved to Australia, it was Streeton’s reputation as an impressionist artist that out-weighed Nora’s as a musician.
This special concert in the Gallery’s Old Courts is a celebration of art and music, shining a light on both Arthur Streeton and Nora Clench as artists in their own right. For your listening pleasure, the Nora Clench Quartet has been recreated by musicians Clare Kahn, Monique Irik, Jen Taylor and Lucy Carrigy-Ryan. This recital will include pieces of music that are significant in the musical journey of Nora Clench.
Following the concert, guests will enjoy an exclusive viewing of 'Streeton', one of the most significant retrospectives of Australian impressionist artist Arthur Streeton ever held.
Tickets include performance, refreshments and exhibition viewing.
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Bookings are essential. There will be no walk up ticket sales on the night.