Beethoven | Innovator | Blenheim

August 2020

This year we're celebrating a massive composer with a massive tour. The 2020 National Tour brings Beethoven back on his 250th birthday, travelling throughout New Zealand between June and October. Settle in for an afternoon of exquisite music with a glass of luscious Cloudy Bay wine.*

Written throughout his life, Beethoven’s string quartets remain, like his symphonies, some of the most remarkable classical music ever composed. Don’t miss this extraordinary music on tour.

Acclaimed world-wide for our performances of Beethoven’s music, join us for an unforgettable programme. Reset your expectations at each of these exceptional and individual quartets. Prepare yourself to trace Beethoven’s evolution from brilliant classicist to daring modernist. Beethoven | Innovator sets the scene with one of the composer’s first quartets, then shows off his unexpected and unprecedented moves in music from his middle period.

Pre-bookings essential. Our Cloudy Bay concerts with the New Zealand String Quartet sell out fast, so be sure to book well in advance to secure your seat at the table.

*Food and wine may be purchased from the cellar door prior to the concert


String Quartet Opus 18, No 2 (1801)

String Quartet Opus 74 (1809)

String Quartet Opus 59, No 2 (1808)

Beethoven | Innovator | Blenheim - Blenheim

Cloudy Bay Vineyards
Ticket Prices
Adult Premium $52 (online bookings only, pre-bookings essential)

Food and wine may be purchased from the cellar door prior to the concert

Booking fees/service charges may apply

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