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(Peter Mechen, Middle C)

ASQ International Music Academy 2020 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 2020 ASQ International Music Academy. The programme includes the sumptuous 'Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis' by Vaughan Williams. Entry by koha/donation.

Saturday, July 18 2020, 5:00pm - 7:15pm
ASQ Academy 2020 Participants
TBA

'Phantasy' in Oamaru - 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.

Monday, August 31 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' in Christchurch for Christopher's Classics - 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 ($52 General Admission, $21.50 Full-time Students) from Eventfinda (Service fees apply)

Thursday, September 3 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' in Lower Hutt for Chamber Music Hutt Valley - 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 $30 at the door.

Tuesday, September 8 2020, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet

Robert Orr - oboe

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

'Phantasy' in Palmerston North - 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 ($30 Adults, $20 Concessions, $60 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children, $10 under 18 yrs) available from Eventfinda.

Wednesday, September 9 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' in Napier - 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 ($30 Adults, $20 Concessions, $60 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children, $10 under 18 yrs) available from Eventfinda.

Thursday, September 10 2020, 7:30pm
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' in Auckland - 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, September 13 2020, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
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' 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 Spring Arts Festival - 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 from Arrowtown Pharmacy or Eventfinda (service fees may apply).

Sunday, October 18 2020, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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