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23 May - 10:06 am NZ
Starts at 8:00 pm on Monday, 29 October 2012
Haydn, Whitehead, Debussy, Shostakovich
Music Alive crosses to the Auckland Town Hall and a Chamber Music New Zealand concert from one of the United States’ most accomplished and exciting young ensembles, The Enso String Quartet, (Maureen Nelson (violin), John Marcus (violin), Stephanie Fong (viola), Richard Belcher (cello)) with outstanding German pianist Michael Endres.
Included in the programme is a specially commissioned new work for the quartet by one of our most distinguished composers Dame Gillian Whitehead. No stars, not even clouds... was written in memory of Gillian’s friend, the writer and oral historian Juanita Ketchel. It draws on traditional quartet forms, she says, as well as “the Otago accent of the korimako, or bellbirds, that seem to sing vociferously every time I sit down to write.”
Haydn’s sense of fun prevails in his Quartet in C in this concert. This is complemented by the Shostakovich Quintet, described by a Moscow newspaper critic as “a portrait of our age... the rich-toned, perfect voice of the present”.
(Source: Chamber Music New Zealand)
This concert will be broadcast live from the Auckland Town Hall
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