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Wed, 28 Sept


St Marks Church

Chamber Music Hutt Valley

With Sarah Ballard (soprano) the Quartet will present the world premiere of Sarah’s new composition – Brahma-samhitā.

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Chamber Music Hutt Valley
Chamber Music Hutt Valley

Time & Location

28 Sept 2022, 7:30 pm

St Marks Church, 58 Woburn Road, Woburn, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand

About the event


  • Sarah Ballard Brahma-samhitā for soprano and string quartet (world premiere performance) 
  • Britten String Quartet no 2 in C major, op 36 
  • Beethoven String Quartet in F major, op 59/1 Rasumovsky

PROGRAMME NOTE - From Sarah Ballard

This piece is a meditation on the ancient Sanskrit text, the Brahma-saṁhitā, which describes the transcendental personality ‘Govinda’, “who is adept in playing on his flute, with blooming eyes like lotus petals with head decked with peacock's feather, with the figure of beauty tinged with the hue of blue clouds, and his unique loveliness charming millions of Cupids.” This charming text describes this personality and his fantastic abode, which has “thousands of petals and a corolla like that of a lotus, the whorl of the leaves being the actual abode of Govinda.” I hope this string quartet portrays the majesty and beauty of the descriptions from within this ancient poem, and allows the performers to express the inherent beauty of their instruments.

Find out more about Sarah here: A Composer in This Day and Age: An Interview With Sarah Ballard


The price for members of Chamber Music Hutt Valley is $30. The price for non-members will be $40 per concert – with cash sales only at the door.

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