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Composer Connections in Heartland Classics

07 July 2016    /    News

We’ve discovered some interesting links between many of the composers and works on our Heartland Classics programme. Read about them below, and scroll down further for Rolf’s personal insight into one of the works the NZSQ will be playing on the upcoming tour: Schubert’s beautiful Quartettsatz.

New Zealand works on tour in Heartland Classics

07 July 2016    /    Composer Focus

We’re really excited to be sharing two outstanding New Zealand works with audiences on our Heartland Classics tour in August this year.

Chamber Music New Zealand ‘QuintEssence’ tour

07 July 2016    /    News

In September, we’re very much looking forward to joining Grammy-nominated American violist James Dunham for the Chamber Music New Zealand QuintEssence tour. Travelling to 7 centres around New Zealand, the tour highlights masterpieces by Brahms and Mozart, plus a new commission for quartet by New Zealand composer Salina Fisher.

Hear three of the 19th century’s most important musical works at Pah Homestead

30 May 2016    /    News

The three works we have selected for our concert at Auckland's historic Pah Homestead on Tuesday 7 June at 6pm were some of the most significant in the lives of the composers who wrote them – masters of the 19th century Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn and Smetana.

First Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch concerts with new NZSQ line-up

05 May 2016    /    News

Our new 2nd violinist Monique Lapins has arrived and we're excited to start rehearsing with her ahead of a very busy touring season. Wellington and Auckland audiences will have an opportunity to see the new line-up in June.

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