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Fri, 04 Feb


Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

Velvet Revolution

This event is part of the 2022 Adam Summer Celebration, featuring The Morton Trio (Arna Morton, violin; Alex Morton, horn; Liam Wooding, piano) with the New Zealand String Quartet. Sponsored by Chris Finlayson.

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Velvet Revolution
Velvet Revolution

Time & Location

04 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm NZDT

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand

About the event

Soviet-Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin's exhilarating horn trio reflects the dramatic political events around the fall of the Berlin Wall (she was living in Berlin in 1989) and the peaceful end to Communist rule in the city of Prague. We stay in Eastern Europe for the tour de force that is Shostakovich's second quartet. Written in just 19 days in 1944, it features a huge range of emotions and atmospheres - from sensuous to sardonic, eerie to beguiling, and from Klezmer-inspired moments to rhapsodic recitative.

Elena Kats-Chernin - Velvet Revolution 

The Morton Trio – Arna Morton (violin), Alex Morton (horn), Liam Wooding (piano)

Dmitri Shostakovich - Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Opus 68

NZ String Quartet - Helene Pohl (first violin), Monique Lapins (second violin), Gillian Ansell (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cello)

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