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NATIONAL TOUR 2021

August to September 2021

Our 2021 National Tour will take us around Aotearoa in August and September. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of music.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51. Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic this memory of earth. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s 5th String Quartet – an irresistible finale.

PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME 1

Hamilton, Auckland, Devonport, Blenheim (2pm), Wellington (Public Trust Hall)

HAYDN String Quartet Op. 76, No. 4 ("Sunrise")
GARETH FARR Te Koanga
LIGETI String Quartet No. 1
DVOŘÁK String Quartet, Op. 51

PROGRAMME 2

Martinborough, Tauranga, Auckland (Parnell), Blenheim (7pm), Nelson, Napier, Wellington (St Andrew's)

MOZART String Quartet Op. 575
LOUISE WEBSTER this memory of earth
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 11
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet Op. 44, No. 3

CHRISTOPHER'S CLASSICS

Christchurch (23 September)

PURCELL Three Fanazias
BRITTEN String Quartet No. 2
GAO PING Prayer Songs
SMETANA String Quartet No. 2 in D minor

 

NATIONAL TOUR 2021 DATES

15 AUGUST 2021

2:30pm | Martinborough Town Hall

19 AUGUST 2021

7:30pm | Baycourt X Space, Tauranga

20 AUGUST 2021

7:30pm | Gallagher Centre for Performing Arts, Hamilton

21 AUGUST 2020

4pm | Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

28 AUGUST 2021

7:30pm | Devonport Holy Trinity, Auckland

29 AUGUST 2021

2:30pm | Jubilee Hall Parnell Community Centre, Auckland

4 SEPTEMBER 2021

2:30pm | Mountain View Villa, Blenheim

4 SEPTEMBER 2021

7:30pm | Mountain View Villa, Blenheim

9 SEPTEMBER 2021

7:30pm | Public Trust Building, Wellington

11 SEPTEMBER 2021

7:30pm | Church Road Winery, Napier

23 SEPTEMBER 2021

7:30pm | The Piano, Christchurch

25 SEPTEMBER 2021

2:30pm | St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington

 

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