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16 August 2017 / News
It’s great to be on the road again, touring our beautiful country with some of our absolute favourite pieces of music. We couldn’t have wished for a more picturesque place to start the tour than Queenstown, nor a more stunning venue than the Lodge at the Hills, hosted by Sir Michael and Lady Christine Hill. We’re so grateful to them both for opening up their beautiful home to us.
We hope you’ve seen some of the short videos we’ve recorded, in which Monique, Gillian and Helene have discussed works in our tour repertoire by Beethoven, Bartók, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Janáček. If not, you’ll find them on our own NZSQ YouTube channel.
You might have noticed there’s one work we haven’t shared with you yet – Jack Body’s Saetas. Rolf switches from cello to the accordion in this work, so we asked him to give us a demo and to tell us a bit about Jack’s piece…
Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors who have made this tour possible, in particular: Creative New Zealand, The Turnovsky Endowment Trust, Cloudy Bay, Nelson Pine, The Lion Foundation, New Zealand Community Trust and Foundation North.
We can’t wait to see you on the next leg of the tour!
25 October 2017 / NewsAs you read this, we'll have just stepped off the plane in Shanghai for the first leg of our tour to China and Singapore! This tour will include recitals and mini-residencies at universities/music conservatories in Hangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing and Singapore, as well as a concert at the beautiful Forbidden City... Read More
25 October 2017 / NewsIt was wonderful to connect with so many of our Q-notes readers while touring the country on this year’s Dangerous Liaisons tour. After all, the word liaisons is French for connections and, for us, the connections we make with our audiences – though usually not dangerous! - are fundamental to... Read More
25 October 2017 / NewsWe're excited to announce our performance in next year's New Zealand Festival - a programme called Te ao hou | This new world with taonga pūoro player and composer Rob Thorne. Rob is currently the Creative NZ / Jack C. Read More