NZSQ ONLINE:
THE DIGITAL SESSIONS

Premiering Online + LIVE Zoom Q&A with the NZSQ

- Digital Session One -
Wednesday 24 November, 7.30pm NZDT

Haydn + Shostakovich

- Digital Session Two -

Sunday 28 November, 4.00pm NZDT (with live Zoom Q&A at 5.00pm NZDT)

Louise Webster + Dvořák

The NZSQ proudly presents THE DIGITAL SESSIONS, our brand-new online concert series created specially for online enjoyment. Get up close and musical with the NZSQ from the comfort of your own home!

Join us online in the intimate setting of the Black Sparrow Bar, Embassy Theatre as we take you on a digital journey through the music of Haydn, Shostakovich, Louise Webster (NZ) and Dvořák.

The Digital Sessions will be broadcast through TikStream - an easy to use, website streaming service.


Pay what you feel, with a minimum price of $8 per Digital Session. These sessions will be available for 7 days on-demand after the respective premiere dates. Each digital ticket purchase allows one-time viewing only. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROGRAMME NOTES

 

SESSION ONE

BETWEEN THE SHADES OF LIGHT

Premiering Online

Wednesday 24 November, 7.30pm

Available to view for 7 days
Run time 40mins

Pay what you feel (minimum $8)

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

SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.11, Op.122

Grab a glass of your favourite tipple and join us online in the Black Sparrow Bar for our first ever Digital Session.


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.

Read our programme notes here.

Each digital ticket purchase allows one time viewing only.

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SESSION TWO

THIS MEMORY OF EARTH

Premiering Online

Sunday 28 November, 4.00pm

Available to view for 7 days

Run time 50mins

Pay what you feel (minimum $8)

LOUISE WEBSTER this memory of earth

DVOŘÁK String Quartet No.10, Op. 51

Put the kettle on, find a comfy corner and join us online in the Black Sparrow Bar for our second Digital Session.


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.

AFTER THE SHOW...

Join us immediately after our second Digital Session for a live Q&A with the NZSQ, where we speak more about the stories and inspiration behind the music, our brand new digital concerts, and take those burning questions from you – our audiences from Aotearoa and around the world! 


The Zoom Q&A will start at 5.00pm and last approximately 20mins. To join, simply tick the box ‘I would like attend the Zoom Q&A' when purchasing your digital ticket and we'll send you a separate link on the day of the broadcast to join directly afterwards.

 

CREATIVE TEAM & CREDITS

NZSQ Online was 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

 

MORE INFORMATION

CHECK OUT OUR FAQs BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR GET IN TOUCH AT nzsq@nzsq.org.nz

PRICE

Priced from $8, with a suggested price of $15, we encourage you to pay what you feel using the slider. Additional donations are possible and are very welcome.


DURATION

Session One - 40mins

Session Two - 50mins


AVAILABLE

Session One: Available to watch online from 7.30pm 24 November, and then on-demand until 11.59pm 1 December.

Session Two: Available to watch online from 4.00pm, 28 November, and then on-demand until 11.59pm 5 December.


JOINING OUR ZOOM Q&A

Join us after Session Two for a live Q&A with the NZSQ. To join, simply tick the box ‘I would like attend the Zoom Q&A' when purchasing your digital tickets and we'll send you a separate link to join after the broadcast. 


PLATFORM

Tikstream is a premium digital streaming service created in Australia by the team at Studio Bravo where you can purchase access to digital broadcasts and events.

Tikstream is a service available to people 13 years old and over.

Your Tikstream access code can only be used on one device, so choose carefully. Please see our FAQs for any broadcast troubleshooting.



HOW TO BUY YOUR DIGITAL SESSIONS

Click on the 'Purchase Digital Ticket' buttons above to purchase your digital ticket. 

Select the price you wish to pay, we encourage you to pay what you feel but suggest $15.00

Fill in your Name and Email address, confirm your email address and press finalise booking.

Fill in your payment details – credit card or Google pay and press Pay to finalise your booking.

You will be sent a unique access code and link to the email address you purchased with.

You will use your unique access code and link to view the broadcast any time between the premiere date and time and seven days after. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy the intimacy of our Digital Sessions from the comfort of your own home. 

ACCESS TO THE DIGITAL SESSIONS

Our Digital Sessions are available through Tikstream, our digital broadcast provider.

You can purchase your digital ticket to Session One HERE and Session Two HERE. Once your purchase is completed, Tikstream will send you your access code and a link via email. You must purchase your access code for Session One before 8pm 1 December and for Session Two before 8pm 5 December. You will need to use this access code to be able to view either Session One or Session Two.

Your access code is unique to you and can only be used on one device.

You can watch on your computer or mobile device. There will be an option to cast the broadcast to your TV but different devices will need specific solutions. Please see information further down about how to cast Tikstream broadcasts.

Tikstream is a service available to people 13 years old and over.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHY DIDN'T I RECEIVE MY ACCESS CODE?

Please email enquiries@tikstream.com and the support team will forward your ticket to you again.

WHY DOES THE ACCESS PAGE TELL ME MY CODE IS INVALID OR EXPIRED, BUT I HAVEN'T USED IT YET?

This could be a simple copy-paste issue. Please double-check the code you are entering is exactly the same as the code in your email ticket. The code is also case-sensitive. If you're still having issues, please contact enquiries@tikstream.com

Also please note, we use cookies to recognise your browser once you've unlocked content using your Access Code. If you tend to browse in Private/Incognito browsers, we will not be able to recognise your browser after you use your code, and as such you may have issues with re-using your code on the same device you unlocked the content with. For peace of mind, please do not watch Tikstream content in Private/Incognito browsers.

CAN I CAST THE STREAM TO MY TV?

Yes! Though different devices will need specific solutions.

Chromecast

Desktops/laptops running the Chrome browser will be able to cast to your television via Chromecast. Once you've accessed the Watch page, go to View > Cast in your Chrome browser menu. You should then be able to select the connected Chromecast device and stream the page to your television. You can also click the fullscreen icon on the video to run it in fullscreen on your television. (Please note: Your Chromecast device will need to be turned on and on the same wi-fi signal as your browser)

Android mobile devices can cast the browser window to a television using a Chromecast and the Google Home App.

iOS mobile devices (iPhones and iPads) cannot cast using a Chromecast.

Apple TV

The easiest way to cast from a Mac or iOS device via an Apple TV is to mirror the device’s screen.

On your Mac, click the Display icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen, and select "Airplay to: Apple TV". If you don't see the Display icon, go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Displays, then select "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available".

Please note: Your Apple TV device will need to be turned on and on the same wi-fi network as your Mac.

More information on mirroring your Mac via Apple TV can be found here: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204289#mirrormac

iOS devices can use Screen Mirroring from the Control Centre to cast the entire iPhone or iPad screen to your TV via Apple TV.

To open Control Centre on your device:

  • On iPhone X or later or iPad with iPadOS or later: Swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.

  • On iPhone 8 or earlier or iOS 11 or earlier: Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.


Once open, tap Screen Mirroring, and select your Apple TV.

Please note: Your Apple TV device will need to be turned on and on the same wi-fi network as your device.

More information on mirroring your iOS device via Apple TV can be found here: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204289#mirroriOS

I GOT BUMPED OUT / MY CONNECTION DROPPED / THE STREAM STOPPED

If you experience any issues with the stream, please try reloading the page. The Access Code will still work if you stay in the same browser you used it in.

WHY CAN'T I HEAR THE SOUND?

If you cannot hear the performance, please check your system settings, as well as the individual browser tab volume settings. Depending on your browser, you may need to manually unmute the content, as some browsers mute content under various circumstances. If all else fails, try refreshing your browser tab. The Access Code will still work if you stay in the same browser you used it in.