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Join us for a concert of groundbreaking works that have each taken taken chamber music in new directions. Beethoven was renowned as a trailblazer so it’s not surprising that this programme features one of his most innovative quartets, opus 95 in F minor (“Serioso”). The intensity of Bartok’s extraordinary String Quartet no 2 is offset by the playfulness of Webern’s short Bagatelles, and the programme ends with one of Mozart’s greatest chamber music masterpieces, the String Quintet in C, K515. We’re delighted that Serenity Thurlow, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Viola, will join us for this wonderful work.
NZSQ cellist Rolf Gjelsten says:
"We’re looking forward to sharing with you the genius and vision of these works as well as elucidating the qualities which make each work so remarkable."
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95
Bartok: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor
Webern: Six Bagatelles, Op.9
Mozart: String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K 515