Reflections

Schubert & Beethoven

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Join us for a concert of beautifully evocative music for string quartet, from 17th-century Baroque to modern-day classics.

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Carterton Events Centre
Carterton
May
31
7:30pm
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Te Raukura Ki Kāpiti
Paraparaumu
Jun
1
7:30pm
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Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Nelson
Jun
7
7:30pm
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Glenroy Auditorium
Dunedin
Jun
12
7:30pm
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James Hay Theatre
Christchurch
Jun
14
7:30pm

Duration

Approx. 1 hour 14 minutes, including interval.

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Programme

Schubert Quartettsatz
Dowland Flow, my Tears
Caroline Shaw Entr’acte
Beethoven String Quartet No. 9 in C Major

Four NZSO players whisk us through the ages via the most classic of chamber music ensembles – the string quartet.  

Curated by Assistant Principal Second Violin Jessica Oddie, this programme takes us back to the Baroque period, with John Dowland's Flow, my Tears. Meanwhile, Beethoven’s Quartet in C Major, the last of his magisterial Rasumovsky quartets, shows the composer in full heroic stride. Its fugal finale alone, sensational to listen to and technically flawless, is enough to have cemented Beethoven’s reputation as a truly virtuosic composer.  

Sandwiched between these two Classical masterworks is Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, which tips its hat to the sounds of Dowland while also showing what a string quartet can do with 21st-century style and flair. 

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