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Aroha Quartet in Flight for Music Whakatane

Our Flight programme takes wing with one of Haydn's most popular works, his 'Lark' Quartet in D Op 64 No 5. The second piece is String Quartet No 4 by Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz. This passionate music won her first prize at an international competition for string quartets in 1951. We mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Anton Webern with his brief but exquisite Six Bagatelles Op 9. We finish with Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No 1 in D Op 11, a work full of soaring melodies and heartfelt emotion, famous for its Andante cantabile slow movement. Tickets are available at the door for $30/person, or $25/person for groups of 6+ people.

Sunday, April 26 2020, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in D Op 64 No 5 'The Lark'
Bacewicz: String Quartet No 4
Webern: Six Bagatelles Op 9
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No 1 in D Op 11

Aroha Quartet in Flight for Warkworth Music

Our Flight programme takes wing with one of Haydn's most popular works, his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE8MNYGyoMM|'Lark' Quartet in D Op 64 No 5]]. The second piece is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBPf5_iyZ3o|String Quartet No 4]] by Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz. This passionate music won her first prize at an international competition for string quartets in 1951. We mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Anton Webern with his brief but exquisite [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELAKF8ZxDmg|Six Bagatelles Op 9]]. We finish with Tchaikovsky's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIZIQ5B-f6g|String Quartet No 1 in D Op 11]], a work full of soaring melodies and heartfelt emotion, famous for its Andante cantabile slow movement.

Sunday, May 3 2020, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in D Op 64 No 5 'The Lark'
Bacewicz: String Quartet No 4
Webern: Six Bagatelles Op 9
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No 1 in D Op 11

Aroha Quartet in Flight in Palmerston North

Our Flight programme takes wing with one of Haydn's most popular works, his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE8MNYGyoMM|'Lark' Quartet in D Op 64 No 5]]. The second piece is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBPf5_iyZ3o|String Quartet No 4]] by Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz. This passionate music won her first prize at an international competition for string quartets in 1951. We mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Anton Webern with his brief but exquisite [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELAKF8ZxDmg|Six Bagatelles Op 9]]. We finish with Tchaikovsky's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIZIQ5B-f6g|String Quartet No 1 in D Op 11]], a work full of soaring melodies and heartfelt emotion, famous for its Andante cantabile slow movement. Tickets ($30 Adults, $20 Concessions, $60 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children, $10 Children under 18 yrs) from the Globe Theatre.

Thursday, May 7 2020, 7:30pm - 9:24pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in D Op 64 No 5 'The Lark'
Bacewicz: String Quartet No 4
Webern: Six Bagatelles Op 9
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No 1 in D Op 11

Aroha Quarter in Flight for Wellington Chamber Music

Our Flight programme takes wing with one of Haydn's most popular works, his 'Lark' Quartet in D Op 64 No 5. The second piece is String Quartet No 4 by Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz. This passionate music won her first prize at an international competition for string quartets in 1951. We mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Anton Webern with his brief but exquisite Six Bagatelles Op 9. We finish with Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No 1 in D Op 11, a work full of soaring melodies and heartfelt emotion, famous for its Andante cantabile slow movement.

Sunday, May 17 2020, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in D Op 64 No 5 'The Lark'
Bacewicz: String Quartet No 4
Webern: Six Bagatelles Op 9
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No 1 in D Op 11

Phantasy for Christopher's Classics

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.

Thursday, September 3 2020, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
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