Heartland Classics 2016

Our annual nationwide tour from 31 July – 21 August in 11 centres from Waiheke Island down to Invercargill.  As the title suggests, Heartland Classics will mostly take us to the smaller regional centres around the country and will also include a few places we haven’t been for a while, such as Martinborough, Howick and Waiheke Island.

Included in the programmes are quartets from those two great pillars of the Classical era, Haydn and Mozart; Schubert’s brief but intense Quartettsatz; two of Dvorak’s short Cypresses; Mendelssohn’s exuberant Quartet no 3 in D, written shortly after his wedding; and Dvorak’s American Quartet, inspired by the American landscape. We’re proud to also be presenting recent works by two of New Zealand’s most celebrated composers, Gareth Farr and Gillian Whitehead. Gareth’s Te Tai-O-Rehua describes the turbulent waters of the Tasman Sea, while Gillian’s Poroporoaki imitates the sounds of Maori instruments, which in turn imitate the sounds of nature.

Bookings open 18 May.

 

TOUR DATES AND VENUES

DATE LOCATION VENUE TIME PROGRAMME
Sun 31 Jul Heartland Classics Whanganui Whanganui War Memorial Centre 3:00pm Programme 1
FINISHED
Wed 3 Aug Heartland Classics Porirua Pataka Museum + Art 7:30pm Programme 2
FINISHED
Fri 5 Aug Heartland Classics Wellington Hunter Council Chamber
7:30pm Programme 1
FINISHED
Sat 6 Aug Heartland Classics Martinborough The Cabbage Tree Vineyard 2:00pm Programme 2
FINISHED
Sun 7 Aug Heartland Classics Palmerston North Caccia Birch House 3:00pm Programme 1
FINISHED
Wed 10 Aug Heartland Classics Rotorua Blue Baths 6:00pm Programme 2
FINISHED
Thu 11 Aug Heartland Classics Howick All Saints Church
7:00pm Programme 1A
FINISHED
Sat 13 Aug Heartland Classics Waiheke Island Cable Bay Vineyards 6:00pm Programme 2A
FINISHED
Thu 18 Aug Heartland Classics Geraldine Lodge Theatre 7:30pm Programme 1
FINISHED
Fri 19 Aug Heartland Classics Invercargill Victoria Room, Opera House 7:30pm Programme 2
FINISHED
Sun 21 Aug Heartland Classics Blenheim Cloudy Bay Vineyard 1:00pm Programme 1
FINISHED
Sun 21 Aug Heartland Classics Blenheim 2 Cloudy Bay Vineyard 5:00pm Programme 2
FINISHED

PROGRAMMES

Programme 1

Haydn: String Quartet in D, op 71 No 2
Farr: Quartet "Te Tai-O-Rehua"
Schubert: String Quartet in C minor "Quartettsatz"
INTERVAL
Dvorak: String Quartet in F op 96 "American"

 

Programme 1A

Haydn: String Quartet in D, Op 71 No 2
Schubert: String Quartet in C minor "Quartettsatz"
Dvorak: String Quartet in F op 96 "American"   

Programme 2

Mozart: String Quartet No. 16 in E flat, K.428
Gillian Whitehead: Poroporoaki
Dvorak: 2 Cypresses (#3 & #11)
INTERVAL
Mendelssohn: String Quartet no 3 in D, op 44/1

 

 

Programme 2A

Mozart: String Quartet No. 16 in E flat, K.428
Dvorak: 2 Cypresses (#3 & #11)
INTERVAL
Mendelssohn: String Quartet no 3 in D, op 44/1
                                                                                                                

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