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Sun, 27 Aug


Rose Historic Chapel

Christchurch | 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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Christchurch | National Tour 2023
Christchurch | National Tour 2023

Time & Location

27 Aug 2023, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Rose Historic Chapel, 866 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, 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 Christchurch will be treated to four highly personal works, each expressing the composers’ devotion to their culture and influences.

Programme One: DEVOTION | The profound influences that shape our lives.

Gillian Whitehead Poroporoaki 

Ruth Crawford Seeger String Quartet 

Shostakovich String Quartet no. 5 

Haydn String Quartet op.76 no. 3 “Emperor”

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.

** This programme is approximately 2 hours long with a brief interval **

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.

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