October 2018

Piers Lane & Hiroshi Ikematsu with NZSQ

We're joined on this Chamber Music New Zealand tour by celebrated pianist Piers Lane and former NZSO Principal Bassist Hiroshi Ikematsu for Schubert's popular 'Trout' Quintet, as well as a brand new work on the theme of trout fishing, Orowaru, by Ross Harris.

Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet is, without a doubt, one of the most popular chamber music works of all time – a favourite with performers and audiences alike – but because of its rather unusual instrumentation (piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass) it’s not performed as often as one might expect.

As a partner piece for the Trout, and staying with the theme of fishing, CMNZ has commissioned our good friend Ross Harris to write a work for the same instrumentation. Orowaru – the rippling sound of water – was inspired bywhat Ross describes as ‘the complex harmonic beauty’ of the trout fishing rivers near Turangi.

The concert will also see us perform Schubert’s Adagio and Rondo Concertante with Piers, and Rolf will play Rossini’s Duo in D for cello and double bass with Hiroshi.

“(Hiroshi Ikematsu is the) Ace of Bass”



Fri 5 Oct Piers Lane & Hiroshi Ikematsu Christchurch The Piano 7:30pm Programme
Sun 7 Oct Piers Lane & Hiroshi Ikematsu Napier MTG Hawke's Bay, 9 Herschell Street 5:00pm Programme
Tue 9 Oct Piers Lane & Hiroshi Ikematsu New Plymouth Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace, 92 - 100 Devon Street West 7:30pm Programme
Thu 11 Oct Piers Lane & Hiroshi Ikematsu Wellington Michael Fowler Centre 7:30pm Programme
Fri 12 Oct Piers Lane & Hiroshi Ikematsu Auckland Auckland Town Hall 7:30pm Programme



Schubert - Adagio and Rondo Concertante, D.487

Rossini - Duo in D for Cello and Double bass 

Ross Harris - Orowaru (CMNZ Commission for the Quintet)

Schubert - Piano Quintet in A Major, D.667 ("Trout")

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