Turning Points Waiheke Island

September 2018

Join us for a memorable evening featuring a carefully-curated programme of groundbreaking works that have changed the course of chamber music history. The chef at Cable Bay has put equal care into designing a 3-course menu to complement the music of 3 great composers: Mozart, Beethoven and Debussy. You’ll be greeted on arrival with a complimentary glass of exquisite Cable Bay bubbles before settling in for an unforgettable experience of fine dining paired with fine music. Mozart’s String Quartet in C, K465, acquired the nickname “Dissonance” several years after his death, undoubtedly due to the extraordinary harmonic boldness of the first movement’s slow introduction. Despite its title, this quartet is one of Mozart’s most brilliant and high-spirited works. 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”). And to round off the programme, Debussy’s colouristic Quartet in G minor, marking the centenary of Debussy's death in 1918.

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."

Our 2016 concert at Cable Bay was a sell-out, so be sure to book well in advance to secure your seat at the table.

Programme 1

Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465 (“Dissonance”)

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95*

Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 

*NOTE: Howick does not include Beethoven


Turning Points Waiheke Island - Waiheke Island

Cable Bay Vineyards
Programme 1
Ticket Prices
$120 per person, includes concert + 3-course meal and complimentary glass of bubbles. Phone (09) 372 5889 or email info@cablebay.co.nz.

The New Zealand String Quartet gratefully acknowledges its sponsors and funders