Sat, 12 Mar | Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Chamber Music Spectacular

Presented by Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts in partnership with the Adam Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Spectacular features two of the most iconic and monumental chamber music works ever written.
Chamber Music Spectacular

Time & Location

12 Mar, 7:30 pm – 9:25 pm NZDT
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, 111 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

About the event

Chamber Music Spectacular features two of the most iconic and monumental chamber music works ever written, Mozart’s Gran Partita for 13 Winds and the String Octet by Romanian composer and violinist George Enescu.

On first hearing Mozart’s piece de resistance, rival composer Salieri commented, ‘Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing. It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.’

Enescu’s String Octet is 'a vast work of epic proportions and grand designs that deploys the luxuriant octet ensemble in a consistently layered polyphony of true chamber textures... a truly technicolor fantasia of late Romantic character’ (Kai Christiansen).

Chamber music on this scale is a rarity and a treasure for all those who experience it.

Mozart Serenade in B-Flat Major, K. 361/370a Gran Partita

Enescu String Octet in C major, Op. 7

There is a pre-show artist talk in the Renouf Foyer with musicologist Dr.Hamish Robb.

Kei konei te taumata tiketike o ngā puoro ōkawa o āianei rangi, i konei i Aotearoa Nui Tireni. E mea ana te korero, koinei te whakaaturanga puoro puipuiaki o ngā whakaaturanga puoro katoa o tēnei taurima. Ko Chamber Music Spectacular te ingoa.

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