...Both muscularity and delicacy were made ours to relish...
(Peter Mechen, Middle C)

400 Years of the String Quartet

An introduction to the string quartet through the ages, from Baroque to the present day. Our programme includes excerpts from works by Vitali, Mozart, Beethoven, Ligeti, Tan Dun & Gareth Farr. It finishes with a complete performance of Beethoven String Quartet No 13 in B-flat major Op 130

Tuesday, January 22 2019, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Aroha String Quartet

Aroha Quartet plays for Rotorua Music Federation

Our programme starts with Mozart's String Quartet No 17 in B-flat K458. Nicknamed 'The Hunt, this is a high-spirited, joyful work, both rustic and sophisticated. It continues with String Quartet No 1 'Métamorphoses nocturnes' by Hungarian composer György Ligeti. Described by one writer as “Bartok's seventh string quartet”, this colourful work is written in seventeen wonderfully contrasting sections played as one continuous movement. The concert finishes with Beethoven's profound String Quartet No 13 in B-flat major Op 130, a piece that explores the limits of what can be expressed in music. This concert takes place in the Nellie Bud Room.

Thursday, May 2 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 17 in B-flat major K458 'The Hunt'
Ligeti: String Quartet No 1 'Métamophoses nocturnes'
Beethoven: String Quartet No 13 in B-flat major Op 130

Aroha Quartet plays for South Waikato Music Society

Our programme starts with Mozart's String Quartet No 17 in B-flat K458. Nicknamed 'The Hunt, this is a high-spirited, joyful work, both rustic and sophisticated. It continues with String Quartet No 1 'Métamorphoses nocturnes' by Hungarian composer György Ligeti. Described by one writer as “Bartok's seventh string quartet”, this colourful work is written in seventeen wonderfully contrasting sections played as one continuous movement. The concert finishes with Beethoven's profound String Quartet No 13 in B-flat major Op 130, a piece that explores the limits of what can be expressed in music. Adults $25, Members $20, Students Free. Door Sales Only

Sunday, May 12 2019, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 17 in B-flat major K458 'The Hunt'
Ligeti: String Quartet No 1 'Métamophoses nocturnes'
Beethoven: String Quartet No 13 in B-flat major Op 130

Aroha Quartet with Diedre Irons play for Greytown Music Group

Our programme begins with Mozart's String Quartet No 17 in B-flat K458. Nicknamed 'The Hunt, this is a high-spirited, joyful work, both rustic and sophisticated. The concert continues 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.

Sunday, June 30 2019, 4:00pm - 5:59pm
Aroha String Quartet with Diedre Irons, piano

Diedre Irons - piano

Mozart: String Quartet No 17 in B-flat major K458 'The Hunt'
Bisley: Unbound
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34

Aroha Quartet with Diedre Irons play for Waikanae Music Society

Our programme begins with Mozart's String Quartet No 17 in B-flat K458. Nicknamed 'The Hunt, this is a high-spirited, joyful work, both rustic and sophisticated. The concert continues 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. See the Waikanae Music Society website for ticketing details.

Sunday, July 14 2019, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Aroha String Quartet with Diedre Irons, piano

Diedre Irons - piano

Mozart: String Quartet No 17 in B-flat major K458 'The Hunt'
Bisley: Unbound
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34