National Tour 2019

It’s not long now until we’re coming your way on our 2019 National Tour. This June and July we’re heading up and down the country bringing you two programmes of music that will transport you from the 18th to 21st centuries. We’ll be sharing wonderful works full of captivating melodies and rhythmic poise by MozartHaydnRavel, Dvořák, JanáčekShostakovich, and Chinese-New Zealand composer Gao Ping.

“…the New Zealand String Quartet completely immersed us in a well-chosen, engaging programme featuring a selection of works from Haydn to Dvorak.”

Stephen Fisher, Manawatu Standard (Palmerston North)


Fri 28 Jun Featherston - National Tour 2019 ANZAC Hall 7:30pm Programme 1
Sat 29 Jun Wellington (St Mary) - National Tour 2019 St Mary of the Angels Church 2:00pm Programme 1
Sun 30 Jun Napier - National Tour 2019 Church Road Winery 6:00pm Programme 2
Tue 2 Jul Hamilton - National Tour 2019 Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber 7:30pm Programme 2
Wed 3 Jul Tauranga - National Tour 2019 Baycourt X Space 7:30pm Programme 1
Fri 5 Jul Devonport - National Tour 2019 Holy Trinity Church 7:30pm Programme 1
Sat 6 Jul Waiheke Island - National Tour 2019 Cable Bay Vineyards 4:30pm Programme 2
Sun 7 Jul Auckland - National Tour 2019 St Mary’s-in-Holy Trinity Cathedral 3:00pm Programme 2
Thu 11 Jul Dunedin - National Tour 2019 Dunedin Art Gallery - Donaghys Foyer 7:30pm Programme 1
Fri 12 Jul Christchurch - National Tour 2019 The Piano 7:30pm Programme 2
Sat 13 Jul Blenheim (1pm) - National Tour 2019 Cloudy Bay Vineyards 1:00pm Programme 1
Sat 13 Jul Blenheim (5pm) - National Tour 2019 Cloudy Bay Vineyards 5:00pm Programme 2
Sun 14 Jul Wellington (HCC) - National Tour 2019 Hunter Council Chamber 3:00pm Programme 2


Programme 1

Featherston, Wellington (St Mary), Tauranga, Devonport, Dunedin, Blenheim (1pm)

Mozart String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f

Gao Ping String Quartet (world premiere)

Janáček String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’

Dvořák String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61

Programme 2

Napier, Hamilton, Waiheke Island, Auckland, Christchurch, Blenheim (5pm), Wellington (HCC)

Haydn String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5 ‘How do you do?’

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 12 in Db Major

Ravel String Quartet in F Major

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