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Pupils to perform with New Zealand String Quartet

16 May 2014    /    News

Pupils from two Hawkes Bay schools – Kowhai Special School and Hohepa School – will join forces with New Zealand String Quartet and clarinettist James Campbell on Friday 16 May to perform a special mixed-ability event in Hawkes Bay Opera House in Hastings.

10 Questions: New Zealand String Quartet

04 April 2014    /    10 Questions

Earlier this month we celebrated a special milestone – 20 years of working together as the New Zealand String Quartet. Such longevity is rare for professional ensembles and the rewards are immeasurable. This anniversary prompted us to reflect not only on past achievements, but on the joy our current work...

Requiem delivered with primal passion

03 March 2014    /    Review

There was an air of ritual about Requiem for the Fallen, the major music commission of the New Zealand Arts Festival.

10 Questions: Vincent O'Sullivan

20 February 2014    /    10 Questions

The upcoming Requiem for the Fallen is a choral/instrumental work featuring a stunningly beautiful libretto by NZ’s Poet Laureate Vincent O’Sullivan. His collaboration with composer Ross Harris is not a new one: they have worked together on seven previous projects.

Horomona Horo

14 December 2013    /    Composer Focus

Requiem for the Fallen with the New Zealand String Quartet, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir and taonga pūoro is another step on the journey of bringing together the distinctive voices of peoples who share a country and shared a battlefield.

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