Phoenix Collective Sunday - Different Trains & Traditional Folk

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“Exquisite translucence" - Limelight Magazine

Different Trains

Different Trains is a three movement piece for string quartet accompanied by a bespoke video, created by Sina S. During World War II, Reich made train journeys between New York and Los Angeles to visit his parents, who had separated. Years later, he reflected on his experience as a Jew, and how different his train journey might have been had he lived in Europe. In this extraordinary work, Different Trains weaves human speech into a musical work mirrored by the string quartet.

Composer Steve Reich 

Traditional Folk

From reflections on the darkness of the human experience, be transported into a landscape of forests and flowing streams, as the quartet perform a selection of Nordic folk music.

Composer  Traditional Unknown
Arrangements Danish String Quartet 


Phoenix Collective is a dynamic ensemble showcasing classical music with a uniquely Australian edge. Bringing together some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians, the exclusive Phoenix Collective Sunday Sessions will feature the work of award-winning contemporary and classical composers from Elvis Costello to Steve Reich, in the intimacy of the Zenith Theatre.

Violin & Artistic Director Dan Russell
Violin Pip Thompson
Viola Ella Brinch
Cello Andrew Wilson


Approximately 70 mins (no interval)
Recommended for ages 12+.


This event is part of Chatswood Culture Bites 2022, Willoughby City Council’s innovative program of music, theatre, comedy and more in Chatswood CBD.


  • Sunday, 31 July 2022 | 04:00 PM - 05:10 PM


Zenith Theatre, McIntosh St and Railway St, Chatswood, 2067, View Map

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