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Sat, 26 Aug


Wither Hills Winery

Blenheim | National Tour 2023

We're embarking on a musical odyssey with our annual National Tour. With 15 concerts in 10 locations, we're heading to a venue near you this August and September.

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Blenheim | National Tour 2023
Blenheim | National Tour 2023

Time & Location

26 Aug 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:40 pm

Wither Hills Winery, 211 New Renwick Road, Burleigh, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand

About the event

New Zealand String Quartet’s 2023 National Tour, ‘Woven Pathways’, promises to be an unforgettable musical adventure. This extraordinary journey unfolds through four carefully crafted programmes, each offering a unique exploration of the human experience. Audiences in Blenheim will be treated to a choice of two programmes across one evening. The first featuring three works exploring the intimate, vulnerable and hopeful inner lives of each composer; the second featuring three works of celebration, exploring the composer’s lives, loves and humanity.

6PM: Programme Two: INTROSPECTION | Painting musical portraits of the human experience.

Tabea Squire I Danced, Unseen

Bartók String Quartet No. 6

Schubert String Quartet in A Minor D804 “Rosamunde”

** This programme is approximately 90 minutes long with no interval **

8:30PM: Programme Three: CELEBRATION | A joyous tribute to life and artistic expression.

Prokofiev String Quartet No. 1 Ross Harris String Quartet No. 9 Smetana String Quartet No. 1 From My Life ** This programme is approximately 70 minutes long with no interval **

With the Quartet as steady guides, let the music lead you on a life affirming journey through the peaks and troughs of the human condition. ‘Woven Pathways’ contains something for all levels of chamber music enthusiast - whether you’re a seasoned explorer or just beginning your chamber music journey. We invite all intrepid adventurers to pack your bags and hit the road with us on this musical odyssey.

2023 marks the 22nd season of the New Zealand String Quartet's annual National Tour, our flagship series which sees us traverse the breadth and depth of Aotearoa. Each year we perform a series of carefully curated programmes meditating on a central theme. These programmes are composed of a heady mix of classical favourites and edgy contemporary works, and all include pieces by New Zealand composers. Our National Tour is proudly supported by our Principal Sponsor, The Turnovsky Endowment Trust, and Creative New Zealand.

Photo credit: Latitude Creative. Dressed by taylor.

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