New Zealand String Quartet to feature at Arts Festival Dunedin

08 October 2014 / News

The New Zealand String Quartet is playing a key role at this month’s Arts Festival Dunedin, which takes place 10 – 19 October, 2014. As part of the St Paul’s at One lunchtime concert series we will perform Mendelssohn's popular String Quartet No 1 Op.12 and then the extraordinary Piano Quintet Mei, Lan, Zhu, Ju by our close colleague and regular collaborator Chinese composer Gao Ping, who will join us at the piano for this work. Gao Ping will be taking centre stage the previous night with Wu Na in High Mountain Flowing Water.

On the final afternoon of the Festival, we will be joined by the chamber choir of Voices New Zealand along with Horomona Horo and tenor Richard Greager in the powerful and moving musical drama Requiem for the Fallen.  Written in commemoration of World War I by composer Ross Harris, Poet Laureate Vincent O'Sullivan and taonga puoro composer Horomona Horo, Requiem for the Fallen was commissioned for the 2014 New Zealand Arts Festival (the performance is pictured above) and will have its second performance in Dunedin. The work interweaves text from the Requiem Mass with poetry, taonga puoro and string quartet and is a real reflection upon New Zealand's remarkable role in World War I and the effect it has had on the entire country over the past 100 years.

Read more about these events on our website

View the full programme for Arts Festival Dunedin 

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