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August 30, 2023 7:30PM • Church of St Mark's, Lower Hutt

Chamber Music NZ | Ākarana Piano Quartet (Lower Hutt)


Andrew Beer violin
Robert Ashworth viola
Chen Cao cello
Sarah Watkins piano

Programme One

Joaquin Turina Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 67
Bohuslav Martinů Piano Quartet No 1, H 287
Janet Jennings new commission after Paul Klee's 'New Harmony'
Robert Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47

Programme Two

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K 478
Frank Bridge Phantasie Quartet in F sharp minor
Janet Jennings new commission after Paul Klee's 'New Harmony'
Antonin Dvořák Piano Quartet No 2 in E flat major, Op 87

The overall experience is one of rich, vibrant storytelling, connecting the key figures of European music with Aotearoa New Zealand—an opportunity for audiences to celebrate intimate music making of the highest quality from world-class musicians.

Award-winning musicians Andrew Beer, violin, and Sarah Watkins, piano (Best Classical Artist 2020, NZ Music Awards) have formed Ākarana Piano Quartet for debut performances in 2023. They will be joined by two outstanding colleagues from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra—principal violist Robert Ashworth and sub-principal cellist Chen Cao.

Additional performances: Whanganui (12 August) / Wellington (13 August) / Waiheke Island (19 August) / Waikanae (20 August) / Warkworth (26 August) / Upper Hutt (28 August) / Whangārei (2 September) / Kerikeri (3 September) /

Start time

August 30, 2023 7:30PM


Church of St Mark's, Lower Hutt