NZSQ ONLINE.

Nau mai, Haere Mai. 


Welcome to our brand-new Digital Concert Hall.

Enjoy the NZSQ like never before - up close and musical, from the comfort of your own home. 

Our growing collection of performances are available for you to purchase (or rent) to enjoy at your leisure. Alongside our exciting miniseries of education resources that are free to access at any time.

We'll be adding more performances and education resources over time - subscribe to our Q-notes mailing list to be the first to hear about new releases, behind-the-scenes interviews and much more. 

 
 

THE DIGITAL SESSIONS

Our brand-new digital concert series filmed in the cosy Black Sparrow Bar at

the Embassy Theatre, Wellington.

Join us online as we take you on an intimate journey through the music of Haydn, Shostakovich, Louise Webster (NZ) and Dvořák interspersed with lively conversation and musical introductions from the Quartet.

Shot in stunning HD with high quality audio production, The Digital Sessions are available to purchase and view at your leisure, or rent for 72 hours from time of payment. 

For a truly immersive experience, check out our NZSQ Insights series, presented by the Quartet members, bringing to life the music and history of both digital concerts. 

SESSION TWO:
THIS MEMORY OF EARTH

LOUISE WEBSTER this memory of earth

DVOŘÁK String Quartet No.10, Op. 51

This memory of earth celebrates our relationship with the natural environment and our memories that connect us to our sense of place in the world.

Through cerebral gestures in Louise Webster’s this memory of earth and Slavonic echoes in Dvořák’s tenth string quartet – our second Digital Session brings to life nostalgic memories of childhood and homeland.

Approx. 55mins

Purchase for NZ$18 (unlimited viewing)

Rent for NZ$15 (view for 72 hours from payment)

SESSION ONE:
BETWEEN THE SHADES OF LIGHT

HAYDN String Quartet Op.76, No.4 'Sunrise'

SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.11, Op.122

Diving deep into the music of Haydn and Shostakovich – Between the Shades of Light explores personal expression and musical identity in times of freedom and suppression.


Haydn, writing with beauty and optimism, pursuing his ideal form of expression - and Shostakovich, in soviet-era Russia, intent on expressing his voice under suppression and dictatorship.  Two quartets written under vastly different circumstances, yet each, affecting music that speaks directly to the soul.

Approx. 46mins

Purchase for NZ$18 (unlimited viewing)

Rent for NZ$15 (view for 72 hours from payment)

 
 

CREATIVE TEAM & CREDITS

The Digital Sessions were made possible by the generous support

of the Adaptation Fund through Creative New Zealand.

New Zealand String Quartet

Latitude Creative - Nate Ormsby & Alastair Mckenzie Visuals

Wayne Laird Producer - Atoll Records

Sound recorded by Graham Kennedy & Jeremy McClean
With support from Michael Allan

With thanks to our partner the
New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī

Filmed on location at the Black Sparrow Bar, Wellington

 

AKO: EDUCATION RESOURCES

Welcome to our Bitesize Masterclasses!

In this brand-new miniseries we share our tips and tricks for chamber ensembles of all ages and stages. 

Click on the videos below to learn more about some of the fundamentals of chamber music making for beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians alike. 

· Helene tells us more about leadership and how to give clear musical gestures.

· Rolf shares some musical games and exercises that help develop a sense of ensemble rubato and rhythmic flow.

· Monique gives us her top tips for improving musical phrasing and expression.

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about one of the topics we cover we'd love to hear from you! Get in touch at nzsq@nzsq.org.nz and we'll happily give you more!




INTERESTED IN HOSTING A WORKSHOP WITH THE NZSQ FOR YOU AND YOUR ĀKONGA/STUDENTS?

  • We deliver engaging, accessible and tailor-made workshops for musicians of all ages and stages; from schools, youth ensembles, Sistema programmes to private classes and adult-learners. 

  • Keen to make music together? Ka mau te pai! 

    Get in touch with Marcus Norman (General Manager) to discuss your ideas - we look forward to working with you.

 
 

For further information about NZSQ Online, or support to purchase your online tickets please contact nzsq@nzsq.org.nz