As the arts world continues to adapt to a landscape still dominated by COVID-19, the Australian String Quartet has come up with something intriguing and a little bit different. The Adelaide-based foursome have already been busy with “The Australian Anthology,” an ambitious plan to release key Australian works for string quartet digitally each month. Now they have come up with ASQ Live + On Demand, a new streaming platform, that launches with a series of weekly webisodes, entitled ASQ Live at UKARIA.

“We always had ambitions to create an On Demand platform. Once COVID hit we were determined not to slap something together but instead take the time to focus on producing something that will build into our future,” explains ASQ violinist Francesca Hiew. “The aim was to create a pilot series of live streamed concerts with high-quality audio and visual and zoning in on eight string quartets – four Australian and four European masterworks – that will be the centrepiece of each episode. Audiences will also get glimpses into our world and the reason we chose these pieces.”

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