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25 April 2018 / News
During the month of June, all of our members will perform as concerto soloists in concerts across the North Island.
On 16 June, Helene will make her debut with Wairua Sinfonietta in Mendelssohn’s much-loved Violin Concerto. Founded in October 2014, Wairua Sinfonietta is a unique Auckland-based orchestra whose players hold a strong belief that music can strengthen communities and unite the world. Founded and directed by Elizabeth Lau, Wairua Sinfonietta’s concerts increase awareness and raise funds for charitable organisations locally and around the globe. Helene’s concert with Wairau Sinfonietta will raise money for Arohanui Strings Sistema in Hutt Valley and the Tironui Music Trust in South Auckland. Click here for further details.
The same weekend, on 17 June, Monique and Gillian will perform Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, an iconic work for many Mozart lovers, and undoubtedly one of the greatest works he wrote in Salzburg. Their performance with St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra in Auckland will be conducted by Justus Rozemond, and the programme will also feature Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Mozart’s Symphony No 39. Having performed Walton’s Viola Concerto with St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra in 2015, Gillian is looking forward to playing with the orchestra again and to sharing the platform this time with Monique! Click here to find out more.
And on 24 June, Rolf returns as soloist with the Wellington Chamber Orchestra to perform Dvořák’s popular Cello Concerto, one of the great works of the cello repertoire. The concert will be conducted by Rachel Hyde and will also include Brahms’s Symphony No. 2. Rolf last performed with Wellington Chamber Orchestra in Brahms’s Concerto for Violin and Cello, alongside Helene, in 2015. Click here for more details.
17 August 2018 / NewsIt is with great sadness that we record the passing of NZSQ Trust board member Kitty Hilton in June this year. Kitty was appointed to the board in 2016 but her connection to chamber music and the NZSQ went right back to the music she was surrounded by in her childhood. Read More
17 August 2018 / NewsOne of the great joys of international touring is the opportunity to re-connect and collaborate with colleagues around the world, be they ex-pat New Zealanders or other international artists we’ve met at home or abroad. Read More
17 August 2018 / NewsSchubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet is, without a doubt, one of the most popular chamber music works of all time – a favourite with performers and audiences alike – but because of its rather unusual instrumentation (piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass) it’s not performed as often as one might expect. Read More