National Tours

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National Tour 2019

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It’s not long now until we’re coming your way on our 2019 National Tour. This June and July we’re heading up and down the country bringing you two programmes of music that will transport you from the 18th to 21st centuries.

Chamber Music New Zealand 2019 Season

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We return to Chamber Music New Zealand’s Regional Series playing favourites from Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Shostakovich as well as work, Bai sanxian, by Jack Body. We worked closely with Jack over several decades at the New Zealand School of Music - his output includes a great variety of forms from opera...

Charlie Parker with Strings

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Our first tour for the year is set to take us on the road with Rodger Fox’s award-winning Big Band and American saxophonist Dick Oatts for Charlie Parker with Strings. Named for the ground-breaking albums recorded by the virtuosic BeBop giant Charlie Parker, the music will include Jazz standards that...

Piers Lane & Hiroshi Ikematsu with NZSQ

Christchurch, Napier, New Plymouth, Wellington, Auckland     /    

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.

Turning Points 2018

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This year’s national tour in August/September will see us perform four carefully curated programmes of groundbreaking works which each, in their own way, have affected the future of string quartet composition.  

In Memoriam

The New Zealand String Quartet and opera singer Jared Holt join forces to premiere a new song cycle, In Memoriam, by New Zealand composer Janet Jennings - settings of poems by poet and soldier Edward Thomas, who was killed in the Battle of Arras in 1917.
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