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NATIONAL TOUR 2020: BEETHOVEN

August to October 2020

This year we’re celebrating a massive composer with a massive tour. The 2020 National Tour brings Beethoven back on his 250th birthday, travelling throughout New Zealand between June and October. Written throughout his life, Beethoven’s string quartets remain, like his symphonies, some of the most remarkable classical music ever composed. Don’t miss this extraordinary music on tour. 

Reset your expectations at each of these exceptional and individual quartets. Prepare yourself to trace Beethoven’s evolution from brilliant classicist to daring modernist. Acclaimed world-wide for our performances of Beethoven’s music, join us for an unforgettable programme of Beethoven’s String Quartets.

ILLUMINATOR

Auckland (15 Aug), Kerikeri (6 Sept), Wellington (11 Sept)


Opus 18, No 3 (1801)

Opus 18, No 1 (1801)

Opus 59, No 1 (1808)


Beethoven | Illuminator brings you music that glows with the elegant influences of Mozart and Haydn before soaring light-years away to a sound-world that could only be Beethoven’s own. 

INNOVATOR

Auckland (16 Aug), Timaru, Wellington (13 Sept)

Opus 18, No 2 (1801)

Opus 74 (1809)

Opus 59, No 2 (1808)

Beethoven | Innovator sets the scene with one of the composer’s first quartets, then shows off his unexpected and unprecedented moves in music from his middle period.

IMMORTAL

Akaroa, Auckland (5 Sept), Wellington (16 Sept), Taupō

Opus 18, No 4 (1801)

Opus 18, No 5 (1801)

Opus 59, No 3 (1808)

Beethoven | Immortal presents two exquisite early quartets as a launchpad from which to reach the heroic final work of his much-loved Rasumovsky Quartets.

UNIVERSAL

Napier, Wellington (19 Sept)

Opus 18, No 6 (1801)

Opus 95 (1814)

Opus 127 (1825)

Beethoven | Universal brings you music that reaches ambitiously from the threshold of a new century to the symphonic spaciousness of the composer’s harmonic language.

ICON

Christchurch, Paekākāriki

Opus 135 (1826)

Opus 130, Finale (1825)

Opus 132 (1825)

Beethoven | Icon takes you on a wild ride through the composer’s inimitable soundscape, from counterpoint and fugue to the passions and complexities of Romanticism.

VISIONARY

Wellington (25 Sept)


Opus 130 (1825)

Op. 133 (Grosse Fuge/Great Fugue) (1825)

Opus 131 (1826)

Beethoven | Visionary offers music that pulsates with daring virtuosity from Beethoven’s constant experimenting with new sounds and ideas.

MAESTRO

Hamilton

Op. 59, No. 1
Op. 130
Op. 133 (Grosse Fuge/Great Fugue) (1825)

Beethoven | Maestro unites the playful with the profound in music that glows in the sun and resounds from clifftops.

VIRTUOSO

Tauranga

Opus 18, No 2 (1801)

Opus 74 (1809)

Opus 131 (1826)

Beethoven | Virtuoso unites follows Beethoven's evolution from the bold virtuosity of his earlier works through to the incredible storytelling of the late quartets.

 

NATIONAL TOUR 2020 DATES

BEETHOVEN 250: The Complete String Quartets

7 JULY 2020

7:30pm | Lake Wanaka Centre

9 JULY 2020

7:30pm | The Piano | Christopher's Classics

10 JULY 2020

Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

12 AUGUST 2020

7:30pm | MTG Theatre, Napier

14 AUGUST 2020

7:30pm | Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

15 AUGUST 2020

7:30pm | Holy Trinity Church, Devonport

16 AUGUST 2020

6:00pm | Pah Homestead, Auckland

20 AUGUST 2020

7:30pm | The Piano, Christchurch

21 AUGUST 2020

7:30pm | Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru

22 AUGUST 2020

3:00pm | Trinity Church, Akaroa

4 SEPTEMBER 2020

7:30pm | Baycourt Community and Arts Centre

5 SEPTEMBER 2020

7:30pm | Parnell Community Centre, Auckland

6 SEPTEMBER 2020

4:00pm | Turner Centre, Kerikeri

11 SEPTEMBER 2020

7:30pm | St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington

13 SEPTEMBER 2020

2:30pm | St Christopher's Seatoun, Wellington

16 SEPTEMBER 2020

7:30pm | The Public Trust Building, Wellington

19 SEPTEMBER 2020

2:30pm | St John's in the City, Wellington

23 SEPTEMBER 2020

7:30pm | St Peters Church, Paekākāriki

25 SEPTEMBER 2020

7:30pm | Hunter Council Chamber, Wellington

11 OCTOBER 2020

2:30pm | Millenium Hotel, Taupō

 

The New Zealand String Quartet gratefully acknowledges its sponsors and funders

New Zealand String Quartet

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90 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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