Presented by: NZ String Quartet
Join the New Zealand String Quartet on their 2019 National Tour this June and July for a concert of ravishing works from the 18th to 21st centuries.
Opening the performances will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines.
The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janácek subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name, itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvorák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janácek’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up.
An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by Christchurch-based composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.
Mozart: String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping: String Quartet (world premiere)
Janácek: String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvorák: String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61
Child (17 & under): $5.00
Seniors (65+): $35.00
Student (Tertiary with ID): $15.00
Friends of Baycourt, NZSQ, NZSO, CMNZ & SOUNZ (Baycourt Box Office): $35.00
Ticketing service fees apply.