...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)

'Phantasy' in Motueka for Motueka Music Group - Aroha Quartet with Robert Orr

In our Phantasy programme we are joined by Robert Orr, NZSO Principal Oboe, for two British works by for oboe and strings: Britten's Phantasy Quartet Op 2, the first piece that brought him international recognition, and Bliss's gorgeous Oboe Quintet. In that programme we also celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with his first 'Rasumovsky' quartet, the String Quartet No 7 in F Op 59 No 1. The fourth work in this programme is 'refrain' by award-winning New Zealand composer Alex Taylor. Tickets TBC.

Thursday, October 15 2020, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet

Robert Orr - oboe

Britten: Phantasy Quartet for Oboe & String Trio Op 2
Beethoven: String Quartet No 7 in F Op 59 No 1 'Rasumovsky'
Alex Taylor: refrain
Bliss: Quintet for Oboe & String Quartet

Phantasy for the Arrowtown Creative Arts Society - Aroha Quartet with Robert Orr

n our Phantasy programme we are joined by Robert Orr, NZSO Principal Oboe, for two British works by for oboe and strings: Britten's Phantasy Quartet Op 2, the first piece that brought him international recognition, and Bliss's gorgeous Oboe Quintet. In that programme we also celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with his first 'Rasumovsky' quartet, the String Quartet No 7 in F Op 59 No 1. The fourth work in this programme is 'refrain' by award-winning New Zealand composer Alex Taylor. Tickets ($40 General Admission, $35 ACAS members, Children free,) from Arrowtown Pharmacy or Eventfinda (service fees may apply).

Sunday, October 18 2020, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Aroha String Quartet

Robert Orr - oboe

Britten: Phantasy Quartet for Oboe & String Trio Op 2
Beethoven: String Quartet in C major Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky"
Alex Taylor: refrain
Bliss: Quintet for Oboe & String Quartet

'Phantasy' in Wellington - Aroha Quartet with Robert Orr

In our Phantasy programme we are joined by Robert Orr, NZSO Principal Oboe, for two British works by for oboe and strings: Britten's Phantasy Quartet Op 2, the first piece that brought him international recognition, and Bliss's gorgeous Oboe Quintet. In that programme we also celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with his first 'Rasumovsky' quartet, the String Quartet No 7 in F Op 59 No 1. The fourth work in this programme is 'refrain' by award-winning New Zealand composer Alex Taylor. Tickets ($35 Adults, $25 Concessions, $70 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children, $15 under 18 yrs) available from Eventfinda.

Sunday, November 1 2020, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet

Robert Orr - oboe

Britten: Phantasy Quartet for Oboe & String Trio Op 2
Beethoven: String Quartet No 7 in F Op 59 No 1 'Rasumovsky'
Alex Taylor: refrain
Bliss: Quintet for Oboe & String Quartet

'Phantasy' in Kerikeri for Aroha Music Society - Aroha Quartet with Robert Orr

In our Phantasy programme we are joined by Robert Orr, NZSO Principal Oboe, for two British works by for oboe and strings: Britten's Phantasy Quartet Op 2, the first piece that brought him international recognition, and Bliss's gorgeous Oboe Quintet. In that programme we also celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with his first 'Rasumovsky' quartet, the String Quartet No 7 in F Op 59 No 1. The fourth work in this programme is 'refrain' by award-winning New Zealand composer Alex Taylor.

Sunday, November 22 2020, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Aroha String Quartet

Robert Orr - oboe

Britten: Phantasy Quartet for Oboe & String Trio Op 2
Beethoven: String Quartet No 7 in F Op 59 No 1 'Rasumovsky'
Alex Taylor: refrain
Bliss: Quintet for Oboe & String Quartet