...This was a most engaging performance, full of vitality, expressive intensity and a great commitment to the music, ensuring that the evening was a real joy for the audience throughout....
(Stephen Fisher, Manawatu Standard)

'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