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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.
12 December 2020 / NewsIt’s always a pleasure to have the chance to chat with our audiences at concerts and this month we’re delighted to be catching up with some familiar faces in the NZSQ community. We asked long-time Wellington-based supporters Rowena Cullen and Paul Oliver three questions about their experiences with the NZSQ. Read More
17 October 2019 / NewsRight now, we’re in Vienna, where we’re performing TONIGHT with fellow NZ-based cellist Martin Rummel. It’s our first time performing in this chamber music haven, and the ideal opportunity to pay homage to Viennese composer Franz Schubert with his String Quintet in C Major - not to mention place music... Read More
17 October 2019 / NewsAfter a decade of service, Emeritus Professor Gary Hawke stepped down as the NZSQ Trust’s Chair earlier this month. Gary made an immense and valuable contribution to the NZSQ throughout his term and to celebrate the end of an era, we asked him to share some highlights of the past... Read More