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30 April 2018 / Review
The English poet Edward Thomas, one of World War One’s neglected literary voices, has now been given a voice 101 years after his death in 1917. In Memoriam - a new song cycle by New Zealand composer, Janet Jennings – is a contemporary musical meditation incorporating four of Thomas’s war...
07 March 2018 / Review
St Mary’s of the Angels was transformed to a New Zealand bush scene with ferns and trees that screened the European church architecture behind. It set a scene of antipodean ambience that supported the musical programme that we were to hear.
25 November 2017 / Review
When Requiem for the Fallen debuted at the 2014 New Zealand Arts Festival, it was preceded by an eclectic selection of shorter choral and instrumental music.
10 November 2017 / Review
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall, Singapore, Wednesday 8 November 2017
23 September 2017 / Review
Brahms String Quartet No 3, Clarinet Quintet.New Zealand String Quartet, James Campbell, Clarinet (Naxos)
29 August 2017 / Review
Dangerous Liaisons New Zealand String Quartet Church Road Winery, Taradale. Music by Janacek, Jack Body and Mendelssohn. Sunday, August 27.
21 August 2017 / Review
Dangerous Liaisons, Hanover Hall, Dunedin, Saturday 19 August
07 June 2017 / Review
New Zealand String Quartet and James Campbell (clarinet)
15 May 2017 / Review
New Zealand String Quartet with Kathryn Stott (piano). Music by Faure, Ravel, John Psathas, Cesar Franck. Auckland Town Hall. May 13.
09 May 2017 / Review
New Zealand String Quartet with Kathryn Stott (piano). Music by Whitehead, Dutilleux and Dvorak. The Piano, May 9.
08 May 2017 / Review
REVIEW: Kathryn Stott, piano and New Zealand String Quartet, Chamber Music New Zealand, Old St John's Church, Sunday May 7.
08 December 2016 / Review
Musica Viva Tasmania, New Zealand String Quartet, Hobart Town Hall, 30 November 2016
06 November 2016 / Review
Dumbarton Concerts, Washington DC: The New Zealand String Quartet with Maria Lambros (viola), 5 November 2016
27 September 2016 / Review
Quintessence: The New Zealand String Quartet with James Dunham (viola), Charles Luney Auditorium, September 24
17 September 2016 / Review
String quintets by Mozart and Brahms New Zealand String Quartet (Helene Pohl, Monique Lapins, Gillian Ansell, Rolf Gjelsten) with James Dunham (viola).Michael Fowler Centre, September 17
08 August 2016 / Review
Heartland Classics presented by the New Zealand String Quartet. Caccia Birch House, Sunday August 7 2016
20 September 2015 / Review
New Zealand String Quartet: Russian Icons
01 July 2015 / Review
The recent Composer Connections season for Chamber Music New Zealand took us to Wellington, Hamilton, Invercargill and Dunedin as part of a shared tour with NZTrio and the New Zealand Chamber Soloists. The three programmes were curated by New Zealand composers who placed music that deeply influenced them alongside their own compositions. In Wellington, our...
04 November 2014 / Review
The Dunedin Town Hall was an acoustically ideal venue for yesterday's performance of Requiem For The Fallen - a profound musical commemoration of World War 1, which claimed the lives of more than 18,000 New Zealanders.
27 September 2014 / Review
Springtime's Salon Series 2014 has brought the superlative New Zealand String Quartet (NZSQ) to eight nationwide centres as unalike as Geraldine, population 2,301 and Auckland, population 1.5 million. In doing so it had devised Salon 2, a programme cemented with solo J S Bach movements interleaved by complete works of...
20 May 2014 / Review
CONCERT REVIEW James Campbell with NZ String Quartet Theatre Royal, Saturday, May 17
19 May 2014 / Review
NZ String Quartet with James Campbell (clarinet) Old St Johns Sunday, May 18.
03 March 2014 / Review
There was an air of ritual about Requiem for the Fallen, the major music commission of the New Zealand Arts Festival.
17 October 2013 / Review
Tom McDonald Barrel Room, Church Road Winery, Taradale, Sunday 1 September, 2013.