Beethoven | Innovator | Rotorua

July 2020

We regret to advise the postponement of this event due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We are hugely disappointed to miss the opportunity to perform for you all; however, our number one priority is the health and safety of our audiences, musicians and staff, and the wider community. We ask everyone to look after themselves and each other during this time and continue to monitor and follow government advice.

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. 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.

Reset your expectations at each of these exceptional and individual quartets. Across our National Tour 2020 prepare yourself to trace Beethoven’s evolution from brilliant classicist to daring modernist. Acclaimed world-wide for our performances of Beethoven’s music, join us for an unforgettable programme. 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.


String Quartet Opus 18, No 2 (1801)

String Quartet Opus 74 (1809)

String Quartet Opus 59, No 2 (1808)

Beethoven | Innovator | Rotorua - Rotorua

Prince's Gate Hotel
Ticket Prices
Adult $40
Students $15
School children $5

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