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NATIONAL TOUR 2021

August to September 2021

In August and September, we perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour featuring two impactful programmes of string quartet music by NZ composers Louise Webster and Gareth Farr and Haydn, Ligeti, Dvorak, Mozart, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn. 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  Dvořák’s ever-popular 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 String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

 
 

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…”

John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

 

NATIONAL TOUR 2021 PROGRAMMES

Concert Programme Download (Coming Soon)

PROGRAMME 1

Hamilton, Auckland (Devonport), Dunedin, Blenheim, 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 notes coming soon

PROGRAMME 2

Martinborough, Tauranga, Auckland (Parnell), Nelson, Napier, Wellington (Hunter Council Chamber)

MOZART String Quartet K. 575
LOUISE WEBSTER this memory of earth
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 11
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

*The 23 September concert is part of the Christopher’s Classics Series. The programme will be Purcell, Three Fantazias; Britten, String Quartet No. 2, Gao Ping, Prayer Songs (Christchurch Premiere), Smetana, String Quartet No. 2 in D minor. For tickets and bookings visit this link.

 

NATIONAL TOUR 2021 DATES

 

15 AUGUST 2021 -
PROGRAMME 2

2:30pm | Martinborough Town Hall - Opening Gala Concert

19 AUGUST 2021 -
PROGRAMME 2

7:30pm | Tauranga, Baycourt X Space

20 AUGUST 2021 - PROGRAMME 1

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

28 AUGUST 2021 - PROGRAMME 1

7:30pm | Auckland, Devonport Holy Trinity

29 AUGUST 2021 - PROGRAMME 2

4:00pm | Auckland, Jubilee Hall Parnell Community Centre

2 SEPTEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 1

7:30pm | Dunedin, Knox Church

4 SEPTEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 1

3:00pm | Blenheim, St Andrew's Presbyterian Church

5 SEPTEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 2

4:00pm | Nelson, Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

9 SEPTEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 1

7:30pm | Wellington, Public Trust Building - Premium Concert Experience

11 SEPTEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 2

7:30pm | Napier, Church Road Winery

23 SEPTEMBER 2021 - CHRISTOPHER'S CLASSICS

7:30pm | Christchurch, The Piano

25 SEPTEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 2

2:30pm | Wellington, Hunter Council Chamber