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NATIONAL TOUR 2021

November 2021 - New Dates Announced!

Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment - limited tickets available due to capacity restrictions. 

We're thrilled to announce new dates for our National Tour 2021. We are still in the process of finding new dates for some of our postponed  concerts - so check back here and our What's On page for regular updates, or subscribe to our Q-notes mailing list for the very latest. 


In November, 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

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 2

Martinborough, Tauranga, Auckland (Parnell), Nelson, Napier, Wellington (St Peter's on Willis)

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

*The Christchurch 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

6 NOVEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 1

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

7 NOVEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 2

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

*$20 limited release tickets now available (choir stall seating) - book in person at NCMA box office only. 

9 NOVEMBER 2021 - CHRISTOPHER'S CLASSICS

7:30pm | Christchurch, The Piano

12 NOVEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 1

7:30pm | Wellington, Public Trust Building - Wine & Canapé Experience
*Pre-bookings are absolutely essential for catering and venue capacity requirements. No door sales will be available. 

14 NOVEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 2

2:30pm | Wellington, St Peter's on Willis

19 NOVEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 2

7:30pm | Napier, Church Road Winery

20 NOVEMBER 2021 -
PROGRAMME 2

7:30pm | Tauranga, Baycourt X Space

21 NOVEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 1

3:00pm | Hamilton, Gallagher Centre for Performing Arts

NOVEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 1

7:30pm | Dunedin, Knox Church

NOVEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 1

7:30pm | Auckland, Devonport Holy Trinity

NOVEMBER 2021 - PROGRAMME 2

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