New Zealand String Quartet with James Campbell

New Zealand String Quartet with James Campbell Photo: Supplied

We’re coming to the end of the Adam Chamber Music Festival 2015 series, summing up the fourteen part series with the Grand Finale. This concert features four new works by New Zealand composers Louise Webster, Jack Body, Eve de Castro-Robinson and Chris Watson, all themed on ‘Cries’.

The performers of the programme are the Sydney-based Song Company, the New Zealand String Quartet and the NYC-based Ying Quartet.

Orlando Gibbons’ Cries of London and Clement Janequin’s Cris de Paris are among the first examples of urban street culture making its way into art music. It has long been a dream of the Song Company to bring this tradition into the modern world, and our Festival collaboration allows us to do just that! Kathmandu, Auckland and Wellington will join London and Paris, as some of New Zealand’s hottest composers get in on the act, along with the New Zealand String Quartet and the Ying Quartet, for tonight’s world premieres. Brahms’ sublime sextet in G, with soaring melodies and rich harmonies (and the encoded name of his love Agathe), brings the festival to a rousing conclusion.” ACMF Official website

Recorded live in Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson by RNZ Concert