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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.
22 April 2020 / NewsWe're used to making music together and travelling to perform for audiences around New Zealand and overseas, but the COVID-19 crisis has meant huge changes for us all. In New Zealand, we are currently into the fourth week of lockdown – a position many of you reading from around the... Read More
21 April 2020 / NewsLate last year we tidied up a bit backstage, adding more videos and audio tracks to our digital channels. Until we can perform publicly again, there are plenty of playlists and short clips to explore. Read More
25 February 2020 / NewsLast weekend the Adam Summer School concluded another year – once again on a high note. Across nine days of more than a hundred coaching and practice sessions, public masterclasses, community concerts and Feldenkrais classes each of the students in our seven ensembles worked incredibly hard. Read More