...I couldn’t really hope to hear a more engaging, more deeply touching, and more understanding reading of this incredible music. Very great honour to the Aroha Quartet and to Andrew Joyce for giving us such a memorable experience....
(Peter Mechen - Middle C)

ASQ International Academy in Asia 2018 Opening Concert

We open our first ASQ International Music Academy in Asia with a concert in Zhongshan.

Sunday, January 28 2018, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
arr. A Ke-Jian & Zheng De-Ren 又称陕北道情 , 阿克俭,郑德仁改编: Song of Emancipation 翻身道情
David Farquhar: Dance Suite from 'Ring Around the Moon'
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'
Huanzhi Li: Spring Festival Overture

Aroha String Quartet

What could be more enjoyable and stimulating? Our 2018 programme contains two of the best loved string quartets of all: Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II, and Dvorak’s “American” Quartet Op 96. Different moods and sound worlds are explored in the other two works in the programme: Ross Carey’s lovely Toccatina (Elegy) and String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122 by Shostakovich, a profound work in seven short movements.

Tuesday, June 12 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Aroha String Quartet

What could be more enjoyable and stimulating? Our 2018 programme contains two of the best loved string quartets of all: Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II, and Dvorak’s “American” Quartet Op 96. Different moods and sound worlds are explored in the other two works in the programme: Ross Carey’s lovely Toccatina (Elegy) and String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122 by Shostakovich, a profound work in seven short movements.

Sunday, June 17 2018, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'