...The explanation, then second performance of the Tornyai made it much more approachable. Well done! And the Schubert! We came especially to hear it and you were splendid. Many thanks....
(Concertgoer, Palmerston North, 4/10/12)

'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