...unified by their common energy and discipline, and a singular understanding of Shostakovich’s music...
(Lindis Taylor, "Middle-C")

ASQ International Music Academy 2019 Participants lunchtime concert

Come and hear the 29 participants from the first half of the 2019 ASQ International Music Academy play short chamber works and pieces for string orchestra by Sibelius, Gershwin & Bartok. Gold coin entry.

Wednesday, July 31 2019, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
ASQ International Music Academy 2019 participants
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ASQ International Music Academy 2019 Tutors lunchtime concert

We play Ligeti's dynamic String Quartet No 1 'Metamorphoses nocturnes', and are joined by some of our ASQ International Music Academy guest tutors for movements from Schubert's 'Trout' Quintet and Mendelssohn's Piano Sextet Op 110. Gold coin entry.

Thursday, August 1 2019, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Aroha String Quartet with Guests
Emma Sayers - piano, Donald Armstrong - violin, Oleksandr Gunchenko - double bass
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major D667 Op 114 'The Trout'
Ligeti: String Quartet No 1 'Métamophoses nocturnes'
Mendelssohn: Piano Sextet in D Op 110

ASQ International Music Academy 2019 Gala Concert

Come and hear the chamber groups and string orchestra (conducted by Donald Armstrong) perform works they have prepared during the last three days of the 2019 ASQ International Music Academy. Entry by koha/donation.

Saturday, August 3 2019, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
ASQ Academy 2019 Participants
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Aroha Quartet with Diedre Irons play 'Unbound' in St Luke's, Oamaru

Our programme begins with Haydn's String Quartet in C Op 33 No 3. Nicknamed 'The Bird', this is a graceful and light-hearted work. It contrasts well with 'Unbound', an expressive, heartfelt work for string quartet written in 2011 by New Zealand composer Brigid Bisley. For the finale, we are delighted to be joined by Diedre Irons, one of New Zealand's finest pianists, for the sublime Piano Quintet in F minor by Brahms. Combining lyrical beauty and rhythmic muscularity, this is one of the best-loved chamber music works of all time.

Tuesday, September 10 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet

Diedre Irons - piano

Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 33 No 3 'The Bird'
Bisley: Unbound
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34

Aroha Quartet with Diedre Irons play 'Unbound' in Marama Hall, Dunedin

Our programme begins with Haydn's String Quartet in C Op 33 No 3. Nicknamed 'The Bird', this is a graceful and light-hearted work. It contrasts well with 'Unbound', an expressive, heartfelt work for string quartet written in 2011 by New Zealand composer Brigid Ursula Bisley. For the finale, we are delighted to be joined by Diedre Irons, one of New Zealand's finest pianists, for the sublime Piano Quintet in F minor by Brahms. Combining lyrical beauty and rhythmic muscularity, this is one of the best-loved chamber music works of all time. Tickets ($30 Adults, $20 Concessions, $60 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children, $10 Children under 18yrs) from Eventfinda (booking fees may apply).

Wednesday, September 11 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet

Diedre Irons - piano

Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 33 No 3 'The Bird'
Bisley: Unbound
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34

Aroha Quartet with Diedre Irons play 'Unbound' at the Globe, Palmerston North

Our programme begins with Haydn's String Quartet in C Op 33 No 3. Nicknamed 'The Bird', this is a graceful and light-hearted work. It contrasts well with 'Unbound', an expressive, heartfelt work for string quartet written in 2011 by New Zealand composer Brigid Ursula Bisley. For the finale, we are delighted to be joined by Diedre Irons, one of New Zealand's finest pianists, for the sublime Piano Quintet in F minor by Brahms. Combining lyrical beauty and rhythmic muscularity, this is one of the best-loved chamber music works of all time. Tickets ($30 Adults, $20 Concessions, $60 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children, $10 Children under 18) from Globe Theatre.

Wednesday, November 13 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet

Diedre Irons - piano

Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 33 No 3 'The Bird'
Bisley: Unbound
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34

Aroha Quartet with Diedre Irons play 'Unbound' in St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland

Our programme begins with Haydn's String Quartet in C Op 33 No 3. Nicknamed 'The Bird', this is a graceful and light-hearted work. It contrasts well with 'Unbound', an expressive, heartfelt work for string quartet written in 2011 by New Zealand composer Brigid Bisley. For the finale, we are delighted to be joined by Diedre Irons, one of New Zealand's finest pianists, for the sublime Piano Quintet in F minor by Brahms. Combining lyrical beauty and rhythmic muscularity, this is one of the best-loved chamber music works of all time. Tickets ($35 Adults, $25 Concessions, $70 Families - 2 Children + 2 Adults, $10 Children under 18 yrs) from Eventfinda (booking fees may apply).

Sunday, November 24 2019, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet

Diedre Irons - piano

Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 33 No 3 'The Bird'
Bisley: Unbound
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34

Aroha Quartet with Diedre Irons play 'Unbound' in St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington

Our programme begins with Haydn's String Quartet in C Op 33 No 3. Nicknamed 'The Bird', this is a graceful and light-hearted work. It contrasts well with 'Unbound', an expressive, heartfelt work for string quartet written in 2011 by New Zealand composer Brigid Ursula Bisley. For the finale, we are delighted to be joined by Diedre Irons, one of New Zealand's finest pianists, for the sublime Piano Quintet in F minor by Brahms. Combining lyrical beauty and rhythmic muscularity, this is one of the best-loved chamber music works of all time. Tickets ($35 Adults, $25 Concessions, $70 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children, $10 Children under 18 yrs) from Eventfinda (booking fees may apply).

Sunday, December 1 2019, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet

Diedre Irons - piano

Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 33 No 3 'The Bird'
Bisley: Unbound
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34