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March 10, 2020 6:00PM • St Mary of the Angels

NZ String Quartet | Secrets of Sea and Space


Schoenberg | String Quartet No. 2
Berg | Lyric Suite
Ross Harris | The Abiding Tides

As part of the 2020 NZ Festival of the Arts programme, the New Zealand String Quartet is joined by soprano Jenny Wollerman to present Secrets of Sea and Space.

The programme includes Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 which is handsomely paired with a quartet by one of his most celebrated students, Alban Berg, who furthered his mentor’s twelve-tone technique with Lyric Suite. The programme concludes with Ross Harris’s ode to the unforgiving oceans, The Abiding Tides. Commissioned for the NZ String Quartet, Harris's piece uses poems by Vincent O’Sullivan, whose premise, “the sea has no favourites”, concedes to an ocean as vast as it uncompromising. Adventurous spirits will be rewarded by this exquisite programme.

Start time

March 10, 2020 6:00PM


St Mary of the Angels
17 Boulcott St, Wellington


$53 Early Bird | $59 General Admission