Ross Harris & New Zealand String Quartet with Stephen De Pledge
Bach | Aria and selected Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Ross Harris | Variation 25 (String Quartet No 4) Mozart | String Quartet No 22 in Bb K 589 Ross Harris | Piano Quintet (commissioned by Peter and Carolyn Diessl) Shostakovich | String Quartet No 9
With its dynamic performing style, eloquent communication and beautiful sound the New Zealand String Quartet has forged a major career in the busy international chamber music field, earning the acclaim of critics. Much-loved by audiences, the engaging musicians present over eighty concerts around the world each year. Dedicated teachers as well as performers, the group has been Quartet-in-Residence at Victoria University of Wellington, now the New Zealand School of Music, since 1991.
These glowing programmes of works from across the centuries of the great string quartet repertoire will resonate with chamber music fans everywhere. The musicians from New Zealand’s premiere ensemble look forward to sharing their delight in these works with their audiences through performances and introductions that will invite the new listener in, as well as giving the experienced listener new insights into the beauty of the music.
May 18, 2015 6:30PM
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