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 20th centuries. Haydn’s elegant String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5 opens a vivacious programme. This work inspired Mozart and impressed royalty, and Haydn’s musical wit and boundless inventiveness is undeniable. The musical line-up also features Russian composer Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 12, a work that rewards listeners with its exceptional expressiveness. Shostakovich’s string quartets have been described as miniature symphonies and String Quartet No. 12 proves no exception, bursting with grand textures and contrasts. The lustrous colours of Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major add unmistakable French flair to the programme. Ravel’s music fuses the atmospheric tones of Javanese Gamelan with the clarity of French Baroque masters - come and experience the dynamism of this music for yourself!
Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5 ‘How do you do?’
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12 in Db Major
Ravel: String Quartet in F Major
Concert duration - 1.5 hours with an interval
General admission - no pre-allocated seating