Auckland - Russian Icons

Pah Homestead

Whether you’re a confirmed ‘Russophile’, a chamber music devotee or a complete newcomer to our concerts, we know you’ll love our Russian Icons series. From the lush Romantic repertoire we’ll bring you Borodin’s Quartet no 2, an unashamed declaration of love to his wife, while Shostakovich’s passionate 4th String Quartet, with its use of Jewish folk melodies, will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, from breath-taking excitement to heart-rending sorrow. Stravinsky’s Three Pieces exploit the full potential of the instruments and Nikolai Kapustin’s light-hearted Fuga shows the influence of jazz in post-Cold War Russia.

Kapustin: "Fuga" from Quartet no. 1
Stravinsky: Three Pieces
Shostakovich: String Quartet no.4 in D
Borodin: String Quartet no. 2

Arrive early and take in the last few hours of the Wallace Arts Trust's landmark exhibition Woollaston: The Wallace Arts Trust Collection, 1931 – 1996 

The Russian Icons tour also travels to Devonport for a concert at the Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 5 September at 5.00pm.

Programme Two

Kapustin: "Fuga" from Quartet no. 1                                                                               

Stravinsky: Three Pieces                                                                                                                           

Shostakovich: String Quartet no.4 in D                                                       


Borodin: String Quartet no 2

Auckland - Russian Icons - Auckland

Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Road
Programme Two
Ticket Prices
$5 (children) - $40

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