...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)

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

Beethoven Op 130 in lunchtime concert

We play Beethoven's String Quartet No 13 in B-flat Op 130, one of the most profound works in the chamber music repertoire, in a lunchtime concert in St Andrew's on The Terrace. Entry by gold coin donation.

Thursday, December 13 2018, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No 13 in B-flat major Op 130

Light & Dark - Wanaka

In 'Light & Dark' we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes Our programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy). The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by our final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! This concert is presented by the Wanaka Concert Society.

Thursday, November 15 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Light & Dark - Dunedin

In 'Light & Dark' we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes Our programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy). The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by our final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! Tickets $25 Adults, $15 Concessions, $50 Families, $5 Children under 18yrs from Eventfinda or at the door from 7pm.

Wednesday, November 14 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Light & Dark - New Plymouth

In 'Light & Dark' we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes Our programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy). The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by our final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! Tickets $25 Adults, $15 Concessions, $50 Families (2 Adults + 2 Children), $5 Children under 18yrs from 4th Wall Theatre.

Sunday, October 7 2018, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Light & Dark - Wellington

In 'Light & Dark' we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes Our programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy). The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by our final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! Tickets $35 Adults, $25 Concessions, $70 Families (2 Adults + 2 Children), $10 Children under 18yrs from Eventfinda or at the door from 7:00pm.

Wednesday, September 26 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Light & Dark - Rangiora

In 'Light & Dark' we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes Our programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy). The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by our final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! This concert is presented by the Waimakariri Community Arts Council.

Tuesday, September 18 2018, 7:30pm - 9:29pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Ode to the Moon

A free concert of festive songs and tunes from China & Aotearoa in celebration of Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 2018, performed separately and together by the Aroha Quartet, the Wellington Community Choir (conductor: Julian Raphael) and Oriental Voices & the Lyrica Choir from Kelburn Normal School (conductor: Haibo Li). This concert is supported by the China Cultural Centre in NZ and Wellington City Council.

Sunday, September 16 2018, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet with the Wellington Community Choir, Oriental Voices & Kelburn Lyrica Choir

Light & Dark - Hawkes Bay

In 'Light & Dark' we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes Our programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy). The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by our final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! Tickets $25 Adults, $15 Concessions, $50 Families (2 Adults + 2 Children), $5 Children under 18yrs from Eventfinda or at the door from 6:30pm.

Tuesday, August 14 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Light & Dark - Tauranga

In 'Light & Dark' we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes Our programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy). The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by our final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! This concert is presented by Tauranga Musica. See their website for ticket prices & availability.

Sunday, August 12 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Participants at the ASQ International Music Academy 2018 perform chamber and string ensemble works. Admission by koha/donation.

Saturday, July 28 2018, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
ASQ Academy 2018 participants
TBA

A free lunchtime concert given by the tutors at the ASQ International Music Academy 2018.

Thursday, July 26 2018, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Aroha String Quartet & guest artists
Donald Armstrong (violin), Emma Sayers (piano), Brian Shillito (viola)
Mozart: Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor K478
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvorak: String Quintet No 3 in E-flat major Op 97

ASQ International Music Academy 2018 - Participants' Lunchtime Concert

A free lunchtime concert of chamber works given by participants in the ASQ International Music Academy 2018. Part of the regular St Andrew's on The Terrace lunchtime concert series.

Wednesday, July 25 2018, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
ASQ Academy 2018 participants
TBA

Light & Dark - Taupo

In ‘Light & Dark’ we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes. Beethoven’s sparkling and energetic String Trio No 3 is followed by the rather more sardonic String Quartet No 11 by Shostakovich. Any dark clouds are swept away by the final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved ‘American’ Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! This concert is presented by the Taupo Winter Festival. Tickets $45 (including afternoon tea).

Sunday, July 15 2018, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Light & Dark - Christchurch

"In ‘Light & Dark’ the Aroha Quartet take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes. Beethoven’s sparkling and energetic String Trio No 3 is followed by the rather more sardonic String Quartet No 11 by Shostakovich. Any dark clouds are swept away by the final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved ‘American’ Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! Tickets $30 Adults, $20 Concessions, $60 Families (2 Adults + 2 Children), $10 Children under 18yrs from Eventfinda or at the door from 7pm.

Tuesday, June 12 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Light & Dark - Palmerston North

In 'Light & Dark' we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes Our programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy). The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by our final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! Tickets $25 Adults, $15 Concessions, $50 Families (2 Adults + 2 Children), $5 Children under 18yrs from the Globe Theatre.

Wednesday, May 23 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Light & Dark - Thames

In 'Light & Dark' we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes Our programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy). The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by our final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! This concert is presented by Thames Music Group. Tickets Tickets are available only at the door: $15, $13 for Thames Music Group members, $5 for students and Community Services Card holders.

Sunday, May 20 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Light & Dark - Auckland

In 'Light & Dark' we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes Our programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy). The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by our final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! Tickets $35 Adults, $25 Concessions, $70 Families (2 Adults + 2 Children), $10 Children under 18yrs from Eventfinda or at the door from 7pm.

Thursday, May 17 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

Light & Dark - Cambridge

In 'Light & Dark' we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes Our programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy). The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by our final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music! This concert is part of the Cambridge Autumn Festival. Tickets ($25 Adults, $20 Concessions) from Eventfinda or Paper Plus in Cambridge.

Sunday, April 15 2018, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

ASQ International Academy in Asia 2018 Opening Concert

We open our first ASQ International Music Academy in Asia with a concert in Zhongshan.

Sunday, January 28 2018, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
arr. A Ke-Jian & Zheng De-Ren 又称陕北道情 , 阿克俭,郑德仁改编: Song of Emancipation 翻身道情
David Farquhar: Dance Suite from 'Ring Around the Moon'
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'
Huanzhi Li: Spring Festival Overture

Aroha Quartet in the St Andrew's on The Terrace Lunchtime Concert Series

We play two of the best-loved works for string quartet, Haydn's 'Emperor' Quartet and the 'American' Quartet by Dvořák in the St Andrew's on The Terrace lunchtime concert series. You're welcome to eat your lunch during the concert. Entry by gold coin donation.

Wednesday, December 6 2017, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major Op 96 'American'

An Ode to the Moon - Celebrating Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

A free concert of music from China & New Zealand to celebrate Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. This concert is organised and sponsored by the China Cultural Centre in New Zealand.

Sunday, October 1 2017, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
arr. A Ke-Jian & Zheng De-Ren 又称陕北道情 , 阿克俭,郑德仁改编: Song of Emancipation 翻身道情
arr. Xiao-Zhi Huang 黄晓芝编: Camel Bell 驼铃
Zhou Long 周龙: Eight Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌八首
arr. Xiao-Zhi Huang 黄晓芝编: Happy Harvest 庆丰收
Anthony Ritchie: Whakatipua
Yuan-Kai Bao 鲍元恺: Three Folk Miniatures 小曲三首
Ding Shan-De: Reflection of the moon in the Er-quan spring 二泉映月(丁善德编曲)
David Farquhar: Dance Suite from 'Ring Around the Moon'
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)

IHC Accessible Concert: Aroha Ensemble with community musician Julian Raphael

A 50 minute IHC Accessible Concert presented by Chamber Music New Zealand. Pieces performed by the Aroha Ensemble, songs led by community musician Julian Raphael and lots of audience participation. Julian will introduce each piece of music and help you join in if you want to. It will be really relaxed - there are no restrictions for you if you come to this performance, you do not have to worry about disturbing the show. You can sit wherever you like, move around and leave whenever you like! Koha entry.

Wednesday, September 6 2017, 11:00am - 11:50am
Aroha Ensemble

Julian Raphael - community musician


ASQ International Music Academy 2017 Final Concert

Donald Armstrong conducts the string ensemble from the week-long ASQ International String Academy. The first half of this concert consists of performances from Academy chamber ensembles. This concert is generously supported by Trinity College London. Entry by koha/donation.

Sunday, August 6 2017, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in D minor RV127
Lilburn: Allegro for Strings
Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No 10 in B minor

ASQ International Music Academy 2017 Tutors' Concert

Some of the tutors from the ASQ International Music Academy 2017 play excerpts from much-loved works for strings and piano. As well as being part of the week-long ASQ Academy, this concert is part of the regular St Andrew's Wednesday lunchtime concert series. Admission by gold coin donation.

Wednesday, August 2 2017, 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Joan Perarnau Garriga - double bass, Diedre Irons - piano
Rossini: String Sonata No 1 in G major
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major D667 Op 114 'The Trout'
Brahms: Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor Op 25

Masterworks for String Trio at Greytown Music Group

Three members of the Aroha Quartet perform rarely heard masterworks for string trio under the name Aroha Ensemble. Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as his last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works. Beethoven's Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development as a composer. His G major trio is rich, energetic, and almost symphonic. The fascinating third work in the programme is a movement from an unfinished trio from Sibelius's mature chamber music period.

Sunday, June 25 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Aroha Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Sibelius: String Trio in G minor JS210
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K563

Masterworks for String Trio, Christchurch

Three members of the Aroha Quartet perform rarely heard masterworks for string trio under the name Aroha Ensemble. Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as his last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works. Beethoven's Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development as a composer. His G major trio is rich, energetic, and almost symphonic. The fascinating third work in the programme is a expressive and gripping trio by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Tickets $25 (including light supper) from Nut Point Centre

Thursday, June 22 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Penderecki: String Trio
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K563

Masterworks for String Trio, Paekakariki

Three members of the Aroha Quartet perform rarely heard masterworks for string trio under the name Aroha Ensemble. Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as his last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works. Beethoven's Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development as a composer. His G major trio is rich, energetic, and almost symphonic. The fascinating third work in the programme is a movement from an unfinished trio from Sibelius's mature chamber music period. Tickets $25 Adults $10 under 14 from http://mulledwineconcerts.com

Sunday, June 18 2017, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Aroha Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Sibelius: String Trio in G minor JS210
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K563

Masterworks for String Trio, Wellington Chamber Music

Three members of the Aroha Quartet perform rarely heard masterworks for string trio under the name Aroha Ensemble. Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as his last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works. Beethoven's Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development as a composer. His G major trio is rich, energetic, and almost symphonic. The fascinating third work in the programme is a expressive and gripping trio by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Tickets $40 Adults, $10 under 26 from http://sundayconcerts.org.nz/concerts/show/62

Sunday, June 11 2017, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Penderecki: String Trio
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K563

Masterworks for String Trio, New Plymouth

Three members of the Aroha Quartet perform rarely heard masterworks for string trio under the name Aroha Ensemble. Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as his last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works. Beethoven's Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development as a composer. His G major trio is rich, energetic, and almost symphonic. The fascinating third work in the programme is a movement from an unfinished trio from Sibelius's mature chamber music period. Tickets ($25 Adults, $15 Concessions, $50 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children, $10 Children (18yrs & under) from 4th Wall Theatre

Thursday, June 8 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Sibelius: String Trio in G minor JS210
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K563

Masterworks for String Trio, Palmerston North

Three members of the Aroha Quartet perform rarely heard masterworks for string trio under the name Aroha Ensemble. Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as his last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works. Beethoven's Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development as a composer. His G major trio is rich, energetic, and almost symphonic. The fascinating third work in the programme is a expressive and gripping trio by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Tickets ($25 Adults, $15 Concessions, $50 Families, $10 Children 18yrs & under) available from Eventfinda (service fees may apply) or at the door from 7pm.

Wednesday, June 7 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Penderecki: String Trio
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K563

Masterworks for String Trio, Omapere

Three members of the Aroha Quartet perform rarely heard masterworks for string trio under the name Aroha Ensemble. Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as his last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works. Beethoven's Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development as a composer. His G major trio is rich, energetic, and almost symphonic. The fascinating third work in the programme is a movement from an unfinished trio from Sibelius's mature chamber music period.

Wednesday, May 10 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Sibelius: String Trio in G minor JS210
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K563

Masterworks for String Trio at the Flute Farm, Kerikeri

Three members of the Aroha Quartet perform rarely heard masterworks for string trio under the name Aroha Ensemble. Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as his last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works. Beethoven's Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development as a composer. His G major trio is rich, energetic, and almost symphonic. The fascinating third work in the programme is a movement from an unfinished trio from Sibelius's mature chamber music period.

Tuesday, May 9 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Sibelius: String Trio in G minor JS210
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K563

Masterworks for String Trio, Auckland

Three members of the Aroha Quartet perform rarely heard masterworks for string trio under the name Aroha Ensemble. Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as his last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works. Beethoven's Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development as a composer. His G major trio is rich, energetic, and almost symphonic. The fascinating third work in the programme is a expressive and gripping trio by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Tickets ($35 Adults, $25 Concessions, $70 Families, $10 Children 18yrs & under) available from Eventfinda (service fees may apply) or at the door from 2:30.

Sunday, May 7 2017, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Penderecki: String Trio
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K563

Masterworks for String Trio, Dunedin

Three members of the Aroha Quartet perform rarely heard masterworks for string trio under the name Aroha Ensemble. Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as his last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works. Beethoven's Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development as a composer. His G major trio is rich, energetic, and almost symphonic. The fascinating third work in the programme is a expressive and gripping trio by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Tickets ($25 Adults, $15 Concessions, $50 Families, $10 Children 18yrs & under) available from Eventfinda (service fees may apply) or at the door from 7pm.

Monday, April 24 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Penderecki: String Trio
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K563

Masterworks for String Trio in the Southland Festival of the Arts

In this family-friendly concert, three members of the Aroha Quartet perform masterworks for string trio under the name Aroha Ensemble. Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as his last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works. Beethoven's Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development as a composer. His G major trio is rich, energetic, and almost symphonic. The fascinating third work in the programme is a movement from an unfinished trio from Sibelius's early chamber music period. Tickets: Adults $10, Children free

Sunday, April 23 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Sibelius: String Trio in G minor JS210
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K563

Masterworks for String Trio, Rangiora

Three members of the Aroha Quartet perform rarely heard masterworks for string trio under the name Aroha Ensemble. Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as his last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works. Beethoven's Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development as a composer. His G major trio is rich, energetic, and almost symphonic. The fascinating third work in the programme is a movement from an unfinished trio from Sibelius's mature chamber music period. Tickets (Adults $30, Students $10) from Rangiora Library, 03-311 8901

Thursday, April 6 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio No 3 in G major Op. 9 No 1
Sibelius: String Trio in G minor JS210
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K563

China Impressions in Meridian Gardens Magic 2017

With the help of MC Steve Carlin we present a musical journey across China, from traditional folk tunes through to Tan Dun. A large LED screen projects video images by Jon He and Ed Davis to accompany many of the pieces. Rain day is Mon 30 Jan, 8pm. See the WCC FaceBook page for updates.

Thursday, January 26 2017, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
arr. A Ke-Jian & Zheng De-Ren 又称陕北道情 , 阿克俭,郑德仁改编: Song of Emancipation 翻身道情
Zhou Long 周龙: Eight Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌八首
Ding Shan-De: Reflection of the moon in the Er-quan spring 二泉映月(丁善德编曲)
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)
Tan Dun: Eight Colours for String Quartet 谭盾 八种颜色
arr. Ding Zhi-Nuo: Eternal Friendship 情深谊长(丁芷诺编曲)

China Impressions

Six colourful and contrasting works from China. Our performance of the wonderful Eight Colours by Tan Dun will be accompanied by dynamic video images designed by Jon He. Tickets ($20/$10) are available from Eventfinda (service fees may apply) or at the door from 6:30pm

Sunday, October 9 2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
arr. A Ke-Jian & Zheng De-Ren 又称陕北道情 , 阿克俭,郑德仁改编: Song of Emancipation 翻身道情
Zhou Long 周龙: Eight Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌八首
Ding Shan-De: Reflection of the moon in the Er-quan spring 二泉映月(丁善德编曲)
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)
Tan Dun: Eight Colours for String Quartet 谭盾 八种颜色
arr. Ding Zhi-Nuo: Eternal Friendship 情深谊长(丁芷诺编曲)

Aroha Quartet in the Eden Arts Chamber Music Festival

We play one of the greatest chamber music works of all time in a new chamber music festival in Mt Eden, Auckland.

Saturday, August 27 2016, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Aroha String Quartet

Andrew Joyce - Cello

Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D 956

ASQ International Music Academy 2016 Final Concert - String Ensemble

Participants in the 2016 ASQ International Music Academy perform string ensemble works they have learned during an intensive week of coaching and rehearsals.

Sunday, August 14 2016, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
TBA

ASQ International Music Academy 2016 Final Concert - Chamber Music

Participants in the 2016 ASQ International Music Academy perform chamber works they have learned during an intensive week of coaching and rehearsals.

Sunday, August 14 2016, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
ASQ International Music Academy 2016 participants
TBA

ASQ International Music Academy 2016 Tutors' Concert

A lunchtime concert given by some of the tutors at this year's ASQ International Music Academy being held at St Andrew's on the Terrace. Admission by gold coin donation to St Andrew's.

Wednesday, August 10 2016, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
ASQ International Music Academy 2016 participants
Jian Liu - Piano, Songwen Li - Piano, Rachel Church - Piano, Andrew Joyce - Cello
TBA

'Moon Story' by Patricia Grace: A retelling of the legend 'Rona and the Moon'. This celebration of Matariki will be a homage to the moon and her many voices in a family concert that weaves together the power of music and the written word. Two concerts: 6-7 and 8-9 pm. Entry by koha.

Thursday, June 16 2016, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Patricia Grace - Author, Warren Warbrick - Taonga Pūoro, Alistair Fraser - Taonga Pūoro, Te Rau Taiohi - Kapa Haka

We take part in an exciting series of 5 concerts celebrating Franz Schubert at St Andrew's during Queen's Birthday Weekend. Details of all concerts via this link. Tickets ($35/$25/$10) from Eventfinda.

Sunday, June 5 2016, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet

Ken Ichinose - cello

Schubert: String Quartet No 10 in E flat major Op. 125 No 1 D87
Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D 956

Tango Ballet in Auckland

Tango Ballet Suite, a musical street drama in six scenes for string quartet by Argentinian tango master Astor Piazzolla, is at the centre of this colourful and varied concert presented by the Aroha Quartet. It is framed by Haydn’s vivacious String Quartet in G Op. 33/5 and Mendelssohn’s tragic and turbulent final quartet No 6 in F minor Op. 80. The programme is rounded out by ‘Whakatipua’, a beautiful work by well-known NZ composer Anthony Ritchie that evokes the mountain landscape of Central Otago. Tickets ($25 Adults, $15 Concessions, $50 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children) at the door or from Eventfinda. Booking fees may apply.

Sunday, May 22 2016, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in G Op. 33 No 5 "How do you do?"
Piazzolla: Tango Ballet
Anthony Ritchie: Whakatipua
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 6 in F minor Op. 80

Tango Ballet in Christchurch

Tango Ballet Suite, a musical street drama in six scenes for string quartet by Argentinian tango master Astor Piazzolla, is at the centre of this colourful and varied concert presented by the Aroha Quartet. It is framed by Haydn’s vivacious String Quartet in G Op. 33/5 and Mendelssohn’s tragic and turbulent final quartet No 6 in F minor Op. 80. The programme is rounded out by ‘Whakatipua’, a beautiful work by well-known NZ composer Anthony Ritchie that evokes the mountain landscape of Central Otago. Tickets ($25 Adults, $15 Concessions, $50 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children) at the door or from Eventfinda. Booking fees may apply.

Tuesday, May 17 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in G Op. 33 No 5 "How do you do?"
Piazzolla: Tango Ballet
Anthony Ritchie: Whakatipua
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 6 in F minor Op. 80

Tango Ballet in Wellington

Tango Ballet Suite, a musical street drama in six scenes for string quartet by Argentinian tango master Astor Piazzolla, is at the centre of this colourful and varied concert presented by the Aroha Quartet. It is framed by Haydn’s vivacious String Quartet in G Op. 33/5 and Mendelssohn’s tragic and turbulent final quartet No 6 in F minor Op. 80. The programme is rounded out by ‘Whakatipua’, a beautiful work by well-known NZ composer Anthony Ritchie that evokes the mountain landscape of Central Otago. Tickets ($35 Adults, $25 Concessions, $70 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children) from Eventfinda or at the door.

Sunday, April 17 2016, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in G Op. 33 No 5 "How do you do?"
Piazzolla: Tango Ballet
Anthony Ritchie: Whakatipua
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 6 in F minor Op. 80

Tango Ballet for Waikanae Music Society

In this programme we play two mainstream works including one of Haydn’s typically elegant and witty quartets. The last and greatest of Mendelssohn’s six quartets, written in response to the sudden death of his beloved sister Fanny, is probably the most impassioned piece of music he ever wrote. In contrast, Piazzolla’s 1956 Tango Ballet Suite evokes the poignant essence of the Argentinian tango in a narrative of six scenes. New Zealander Anthony Ritchie’s 1995 work Whakatipua evokes the mountain landscape around Queenstown. Tickets: Members $23-00, Non-members $33-00, Students (under 25) $5-00.

Sunday, April 10 2016, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in G Op. 33 No 5 "How do you do?"
Piazzolla: Tango Ballet
Anthony Ritchie: Whakatipua
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 6 in F minor Op. 80

Tango Ballet in New Plymouth

Tango Ballet Suite, a musical street drama in six scenes for string quartet by Argentinian tango master Astor Piazzolla, is at the centre of this colourful and varied concert presented by the Aroha Quartet. It is framed by Haydn’s vivacious String Quartet in G Op. 33/5 and Mendelssohn’s tragic and turbulent final quartet No 6 in F minor Op. 80. The programme is rounded out by ‘Whakatipua’, a beautiful work by well-known NZ composer Anthony Ritchie that evokes the mountain landscape of Central Otago. Tickets ($25 Adults, $15 Concessions, $50 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children) from 4th Wall Theatre or at the door.

Thursday, March 24 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in G Op. 33 No 5 "How do you do?"
Piazzolla: Tango Ballet
Anthony Ritchie: Whakatipua
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 6 in F minor Op. 80

Tango Ballet in Palmerston North

Tango Ballet Suite, a musical street drama in six scenes for string quartet by Argentinian tango master Astor Piazzolla, is at the centre of this colourful and varied concert presented by the Aroha Quartet. It is framed by Haydn’s vivacious String Quartet in G Op. 33/5 and Mendelssohn’s tragic and turbulent final quartet No 6 in F minor Op. 80. The programme is rounded out by ‘Whakatipua’, a beautiful work by well-known NZ composer Anthony Ritchie that evokes the mountain landscape of Central Otago. Tickets ($25 Adults, $15 Concessions, $50 Families - 2 Adults + 2 Children) at the door or from Eventfinda. Booking fees may apply.

Wednesday, March 23 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in G Op. 33 No 5 "How do you do?"
Piazzolla: Tango Ballet
Anthony Ritchie: Whakatipua
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 6 in F minor Op. 80

Aroha Quartet plays for Chamber Music Wanganui

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand's best known composer, with his String Quartet in E minor. Haydn's witty String Quartet Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke" and the wonderful String Quartet in C Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky" by Beethoven complete the programme. Tickets ($25 Adults, $20 CMW Members, $5 Students) available from the Royal Wanganui Opera House or at the door.

Tuesday, November 3 2015, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke"
Lilburn: String Quartet in E minor
Beethoven: String Quartet in C major Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky"

Aroha Quartet/SOUNZ/Radio NZ Concert String Quartet Recordings - Public Performance

A public performance of seven varied and stimulating works for string quartet by New Zealand composers, following a weekend of workshops and recording by Radio NZ Concert. Admission free.

Monday, October 26 2015, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Anthony Ritchie: Whakatipua
Jeroen Speak: Auxetos
Kirsten Strom: Purity
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Alex Taylor: refrain
Blas Gonzalez: SPASMS
Helen Bowater: this desperate edge of now

Aroha Quartet-SOUNZ-RNZC Recordings Project

The inaugural Aroha Quartet - SOUNZ - Radio NZ Concert Recordings Project. The project is being run in association with the Composers Association of NZ and Chamber Music NZ with funding assistance from Creative NZ. The sessions will be filmed by SOUNZ film-maker Chris Watson. The weekend will end with a public performance (see separate entry).

Saturday, October 24 2015, 9:30am - Monday, October 26 2015, 9:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Helen Bowater: this desperate edge of now
Anthony Ritchie: Whakatipua
Kirsten Strom: Purity
Jeroen Speak: Auxetos
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Blas Gonzalez: SPASMS
Alex Taylor: refrain

Aroha Quartet plays Lilburn in New Plymouth

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand's best known composer, with his String Quartet in E minor. Haydn's witty String Quartet Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke" and the wonderful String Quartet in C Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky" by Beethoven complete the programme.

Wednesday, September 16 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke"
Lilburn: String Quartet in E minor
Beethoven: String Quartet in C major Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky"

Aroha Quartet plays Lilburn in Hamilton

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand's best known composer, with his String Quartet in E minor. Haydn's witty String Quartet Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke" and the wonderful String Quartet in C Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky" by Beethoven complete the programme.

Thursday, September 3 2015, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke"
Lilburn: String Quartet in E minor
Beethoven: String Quartet in C major Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky"

Aroha Quartet plays Lilburn in Queenstown

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand's best known composer, with his String Quartet in E minor. Haydn's witty String Quartet Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke" and the wonderful String Quartet in C Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky" by Beethoven complete the programme. Tickets from Eventfinda, Queenstown iSite or Queenstown Events Centre (Adults $25/Concessions $15). Service fees apply.

Tuesday, September 1 2015, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke"
Lilburn: String Quartet in E minor
Beethoven: String Quartet in C major Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky"

ASQ International Music Academy 2015 Final Concert

Come and hear the participants in the inaugural ASQ International Music Academy perform chamber and solo works they have prepared during a week of intensive coaching and rehearsal. More details about the ASQ Academy on this website.

Sunday, July 26 2015, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Participants in the ASQ International Music Academy 2015
TBA

Aroha Quartet plays Lilburn in Auckland

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand's best known composer, with his String Quartet in E minor. Haydn's witty String Quartet Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke" and the wonderful String Quartet in C Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky" by Beethoven complete the programme. Tickets from Eventfinda (Adults $35/Concessions $20/Families $70). Service fees apply.

Thursday, June 18 2015, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke"
Lilburn: String Quartet in E minor
Beethoven: String Quartet in C major Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky"

Aroha Quartet plays for Wellington Chamber Music

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand's best known composer, with his String Quartet in E minor. Haydn's witty String Quartet Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke" and the wonderful String Quartet in C Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky" by Beethoven complete the programme. Tickets from Dash Tickets (Adults $40/Students $10)

Sunday, May 31 2015, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke"
Lilburn: String Quartet in E minor
Beethoven: String Quartet in C major Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky"

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand's best known composer, with his String Quartet in E minor. Haydn's witty String Quartet Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke" and the wonderful String Quartet in C Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky" by Beethoven complete the programme. Door sales only (Adults $40/Students $15)

Wednesday, May 27 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke"
Lilburn: String Quartet in E minor
Beethoven: String Quartet in C major Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky"

Aroha Quartet performs for Central Hawkes Bay Music Society

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand's best known composer, with his String Quartet in E minor. Haydn's witty String Quartet Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke" and the wonderful String Quartet in C Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky" by Beethoven complete the programme. Door sales only: Adults $25, CHB Music Society Members $8, Students free

Sunday, May 17 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke"
Lilburn: String Quartet in E minor
Beethoven: String Quartet in C major Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky"

Aroha Quartet in Palmerston North

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand's best known composer, with his String Quartet in E minor. Haydn's witty String Quartet Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke" and the wonderful String Quartet in C Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky" by Beethoven complete the programme. Tickets from Eventfinda (Adults $25/Concessions $15/Families $50). Service fees apply.

Wednesday, May 13 2015, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op. 33 No 2 "The Joke"
Lilburn: String Quartet in E minor
Beethoven: String Quartet in C major Op. 59 No 3 "Rasumovsky"

Aroha Quartet Tenth Anniversary Concert in Wellington

Join us for a celebration concert on the anniversary of our first concert in Wellington, held in Old St Paul's in December 2004. Ravel's tuneful and sumptuous String Quartet is coupled with energetic early masterworks by Beethoven and Shostakovich, and two evocative traditional Chinese pieces arranged for string quartet. Join us for drinks and nibbles after the concert. Tickets from Eventfinda or from i-SITEs. Service fees apply.

Sunday, December 7 2014, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in A major Op. 18 No 5
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 1 in C major Op. 49
Chinese Traditional Works
Ravel: String Quartet in F

Aroha Quartet Tenth Anniversary Concert in Auckland

A programme of wonderfully varied styles, moods and nationalities. Ravel's tuneful and dramatic String Quartet is coupled with early masterworks by Beethoven and Shostakovich, and two traditional Chinese pieces arranged for string quartet. Tickets from Q Theatre box office (service fees apply)

Sunday, November 23 2014, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in A major Op. 18 No 5
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 1 in C major Op. 49
Chinese Traditional Works
Ravel: String Quartet in F

Surprising and delightful takes on traditional Chinese folk music, as well as masterworks of the repertoire. Book via Chamber Music NZ

Saturday, October 25 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in A major Op. 18 No 5
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 1 in C major Op. 49
Chinese Traditional Works
Ravel: String Quartet in F

Surprising and delightful takes on traditional Chinese folk music, as well as masterworks of the repertoire. Book via Chamber Music NZ

Friday, October 24 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in A major Op. 18 No 5
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 1 in C major Op. 49
Chinese Traditional Works
Ravel: String Quartet in F

Surprising and delightful takes on traditional Chinese folk music, as well as masterworks of the repertoire. Book via Chamber Music NZ

Thursday, October 23 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in A major Op. 18 No 5
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 1 in C major Op. 49
Chinese Traditional Works
Ravel: String Quartet in F

Surprising and delightful takes on traditional Chinese folk music, as well as masterworks of the repertoire. Book via Chamber Music NZ

Tuesday, October 14 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in A major Op. 18 No 5
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 1 in C major Op. 49
Chinese Traditional Works
Ravel: String Quartet in F

Surprising and delightful takes on traditional Chinese folk music, as well as masterworks of the repertoire. Book via Chamber Music NZ

Monday, October 13 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in A major Op. 18 No 5
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 1 in C major Op. 49
Chinese Traditional Works
Ravel: String Quartet in F

Concert for Greytown Music Group

Ravel's String Quartet shows the diverse influences of Mozart, Debussy, Faure and Javanese gamelan. This tuneful and dramatic work is coupled with masterworks by Beethoven and Shostakovich, and some wonderful traditional Chinese pieces arranged for string quartet.

Sunday, September 28 2014, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No 5 in A major Op. 18 No 5
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 1 in C major Op. 49
Chinese Traditional Works
Ravel: String Quartet in F

Aroha Quartet Tenth Anniversary Concert No. 1

Ten years after its first concert in Te Aroha (the town that gave the quartet its name), the Aroha Quartet returns with a sparkling and varied programme of works from three continents. Concert organised by the Hamilton Chamber Music Society. Tickets available from Te Aroha i-Site or at the door.

Sunday, May 25 2014, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Zhou Long 周龙: Eight Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌八首
Sam Piper: Dance of the Sidhe
Shostakovich: Elegy & Polka
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major Op. 18 No 6

The sunny first quartet of Mozart is coupled with Schubert's last quartet, a work where light battles dark. The lively and energetic Dance of the Sidhe by NZ composer Sam Piper and the colourful 'Eight Chinese Folk Songs' by Zhou Long provide a wonderful contrast.

Sunday, May 18 2014, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Sam Piper: Dance of the Sidhe
Zhou Long 周龙: Eight Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌八首
Schubert: String Quartet No 15 in G major Op. 161 D. 887

Aroha Quartet in Wellington

Join the Aroha Quartet for a programme of varied colours and moods. It begins with Mozart's sparkling String Quartet No 1 in G KV80 and ends with Schubert's last quartet, a work where dark battles light. The programme is completed by Zhou Long's colourful 'Eight Chinese Folk Songs' and the toe-tapping 'Dance of the Sidhe' by NZ composer Sam Piper. Tickets in advance from Eventfinda or at the door: Adult $35/Concessions $25/Families (2 Adults, 2 Children) $70

Thursday, May 15 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Sam Piper: Dance of the Sidhe
Zhou Long 周龙: Eight Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌八首
Schubert: String Quartet No 15 in G major Op. 161 D. 887

Aroha Quartet at Erupt Festival, Taupo

A sparkling and entertaining programme of pieces from home and away, including the colourful Eight Chinese Folk Songs by Zhou Long and Beethoven's brilliant early Op. 18 No 6 String Quartet.

Sunday, May 11 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Farr: Mondo Rondo
Zhou Long 周龙: Eight Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌八首
Sam Piper: Dance of the Sidhe
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major Op. 18 No 6

Aroha Quartet in Zhongshan, China

The Aroha Quartet undertakes its second trip to China, performing works from six countries, including China and New Zealand.

Sunday, December 15 2013 (All day)
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Zhou Long 周龙: Eight Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌八首
Farr: Mondo Rondo
Shostakovich: Elegy & Polka
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major Op. 18 No 6
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)

Aroha Quartet in GuangZhou, China

The Aroha Quartet undertakes its second trip to China, performing works from six countries, including China and New Zealand.

Saturday, December 14 2013 (All day)
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Farr: Mondo Rondo
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major Op. 18 No 6
Zhou Long 周龙: Eight Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌八首
Debussy: String Quartet

Near & Far(r) in Auckland

A sparkling and entertaining programme of pieces from home and away, including the colourful [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fno3aGUMqgk|'Eight Chinese Folk Songs']] by Zhou Long and Debussy's passionate [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRkqffJs7iw|String Quartet]]. Tickets $25/$15/$50 available from [[http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/artist/aroha-string-quartet|Eventfinda]] or at the door.

Sunday, December 1 2013, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Farr: Mondo Rondo
Zhou Long 周龙: Eight Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌八首
Shostakovich: Elegy & Polka
Debussy: String Quartet

Near & Far(r) in Palmerston North

A sparkling and entertaining programme of pieces from home and away, including the colourful 'Eight Chinese Folk Songs' by Zhou Long and Debussy's passionate String Quartet. Tickets $25/$15/$50 available from Eventfinda or at the door.

Wednesday, November 20 2013, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Farr: Mondo Rondo
Zhou Long 周龙: Eight Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌八首
Shostakovich: Elegy & Polka
Debussy: String Quartet

Aroha Quartet plays for Chamber Music Wanganui

A sparkling and entertaining programme of pieces from home and away, including the colourful 'Eight Chinese Folk Songs' by Zhou Long and Debussy's passionate String Quartet. Tickets (Adults $25, CMW Subscribers $20, School Students $5) from Royal Wanganui Opera House or at the door.

Tuesday, November 19 2013, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Farr: Mondo Rondo
Zhou Long 周龙: Eight Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌八首
Shostakovich: Elegy & Polka
Debussy: String Quartet

Aroha Quartet at Futuna Chapel

A short but varied programme of works from China, Russia and France in the wonderful modernist Futuna Chapel in Karori, Wellington. Includes 'The White-Haired Girl', a stirring musical tale from China's revolutionary era and Debussy's passionate String Quartet. Tickets $10 from Dash Ticketing.

Sunday, November 3 2013, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)
Shostakovich: Elegy & Polka
Debussy: String Quartet

Aroha Quartet at Kokomai Creative Festival

A sparkling and entertaining programme of pieces from home and away, including 'The White-Haired Girl', a stirring musical tale from China's revolutionary era and Debussy's passionate String Quartet. Tickets $25/$10 from Kokomai Festival.

Sunday, October 27 2013, 3:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Farr: Mondo Rondo
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)
Shostakovich: Elegy & Polka
Debussy: String Quartet

Near & Far(r) in Queenstown

A sparkling and entertaining programme of pieces from home and away, including 'The White-Haired Girl', a stirring musical tale from China's revolutionary era and Debussy's passionate String Quartet. Tickets $25/$15/$50 available from Eventfinda or at the door.

Tuesday, October 22 2013, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Farr: Mondo Rondo
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)
Shostakovich: Elegy & Polka
Debussy: String Quartet

Near & Far(r) in Invercargill

A sparkling and entertaining programme of pieces from home and away, including 'The White-Haired Girl', a stirring musical tale from China's revolutionary era and Debussy's passionate String Quartet. Tickets $25/$15/$50 available from Eventfinda or at the door.

Monday, October 21 2013, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Farr: Mondo Rondo
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)
Shostakovich: Elegy & Polka
Debussy: String Quartet

Aroha Quartet plays for Central Hawkes Bay Music Society

A sparkling and entertaining programme of music from three continents.

Sunday, August 25 2013, 2:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet No 1 in G major KV 80
Farr: Mondo Rondo
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)
Shostakovich: Elegy & Polka
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major Op. 18 No 6

Aroha Quartet with Catherine McKay (Piano)

The Aroha Quartet is joined by well-known pianist Catherine McKay for Schumann's famous and fabulous Piano Quintet. This concert also celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten with his superb String Quartet No 3. Beethoven's exhilarating Sixth String Quartet opens the concert. Tickets from Eventfinda or at the door.

Sunday, May 5 2013, 3:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major Op. 18 No 6
Britten: String Quartet No.3, Op.94
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major Op. 44

Aroha Quartet with Catherine McKay (Piano)

The Aroha Quartet is joined by well-known pianist Catherine McKay for Schumann's famous and fabulous Piano Quintet. This concert also celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten with his superb String Quartet No 3. Beethoven's exhilarating Sixth String Quartet opens the concert. Tickets from Eventfinda or at the door.

Sunday, April 21 2013, 3:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major Op. 18 No 6
Britten: String Quartet No.3, Op.94
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major Op. 44

Aroha Quartet with Catherine McKay (Piano)

The Aroha Quartet is joined by well-known pianist Catherine McKay for Schumann's famous and fabulous Piano Quintet. This concert also celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten with his superb String Quartet No 3. Beethoven's exhilarating Sixth String Quartet opens the concert. Tickets from Eventfinda or at the door.

Tuesday, April 16 2013, 7:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major Op. 18 No 6
Britten: String Quartet No.3, Op.94
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major Op. 44

From Haydn to Hill

Some of NZ's leading chamber ensembles perform in a fundraiser for the final stages of the restoration of St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington. Tickets available from Eventfinder

Thursday, October 11 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
New Zealand String Quartet, Aroha String Quartet, Poneke Trio, Dominion String Quartet

'Sunrise, Schubert & Beyond' in Palmerston North

Aroha Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello) play Schubert's great C major Quintet, together with an exciting new work by young Hungarian composer Peter Tornyai. Tickets at the door or from Eventfinder

Thursday, October 4 2012, 7:30pm
Aroha String Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello)

Andrew Joyce - cello

Tornyai: Streichquintett
Haydn: String Quartet op 76 no 4 (Sunrise)
Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D 956

'Sunrise, Schubert & Beyond' in Christopher's Classics

Aroha Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello) play Schubert's great C major Quintet, together with an exciting new work by young Hungarian composer Peter Tornyai

Tuesday, October 2 2012, 8:00pm
Aroha String Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello)

Andrew Joyce (cello)

Haydn: String Quartet op 76 no 4 (Sunrise)
Tornyai: Streichquintett
Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D 956

'Sunrise, Schubert & Beyond' for Chamber Music Hutt Valley

Aroha Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello) play Schubert's great C major Quintet, together with an exciting new work by young Hungarian composer Peter Tornyai

Sunday, September 30 2012, 3:30pm
Aroha String Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello)

Andrew Joyce - cello

Haydn: String Quartet op 76 no 4 (Sunrise)
Tornyai: Streichquintett
Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D 956

'Sunrise, Schubert & Beyond' in Takapuna

Aroha Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello) play Schubert's great C major Quintet, together with an exciting new work by young Hungarian composer Peter Tornyai. Tickets at the door or from www.eventfinder.co.nz/2012/sunrise-schubert-beyond-aroha-quartet-with-an...

Saturday, September 29 2012, 7:30pm
Aroha String Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello)

Andrew Joyce - cello

Haydn: String Quartet op 76 no 4 (Sunrise)
Tornyai: Streichquintett
Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D 956

'Sunrise, Schubert & Beyond' in Greytown

Aroha Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello) play Schubert's great C major Quintet, together with an exciting new work by young Hungarian composer Peter Tornyai

Sunday, September 23 2012, 4:00pm
Aroha String Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello)

Andrew Joyce - cello

Haydn: String Quartet op 76 no 4 (Sunrise)
Tornyai: Streichquintett
Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D 956

Aroha Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello) in Hamilton

The Aroha Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello) play the sublime Quintet by Schubert, together with a fascinating new piece by young Hungarian composer Peter Tornyai inspired by that earlier work

Thursday, September 6 2012, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aroha String Quartet with Andrew Joyce (cello)

Andrew Joyce - cello

Haydn: String Quartet op 76 no 4 (Sunrise)
Tornyai: Streichquintett
Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D 956

Aroha Quartet in Mulled Wine Concerts, Paekakariki

Aroha Quartet in Mulled Wine Concerts, Paekakariki, celebrating a Debussy anniversary with his wonderful Quartet

Sunday, June 24 2012, 2:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet op 76 no 4 (Sunrise)
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)
Debussy: String Quartet

Aroha Quartet in Auckland fundraiser for Autism NZ

The Aroha Quartet perform a benefit concert in Auckland to raise funds for Autism NZ. Entry by donation: $25 ($50 family)

Sunday, June 10 2012, 3:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet op 76 no 4 (Sunrise)
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)
Debussy: String Quartet

Huntington Estate Music Festival, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

'A glorious indulgence in music, wine, food and friendship' in the beautiful Huntington vineyard, Mudgee, NSW

Wednesday, November 23 2011, 7:00pm - Sunday, November 27 2011, 12:00pm
Aroha String Quartet and others

First performance by the Aroha Quartet in Morrinsville.

Sunday, October 30 2011, 4:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No.1 in F maj, Op.18 No.1
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)
Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No 2 in D

Dvořák, Schulhoff and Brahms sextets

Sunday, August 28 2011, 3:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Dvorak: String Sextet in A, Op 48
Schulhoff: String Sextet (1920-24)
Brahms: String Sextet in G, op 36 (Agathe)

Greytown Sextet Concert

Sonorous, lustrous and rich - music for six string players is not often heard, and not to be missed

Sunday, August 21 2011, 4:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Dvorak: String Sextet in A, Op 48
Schulhoff: String Sextet (1920-24)
Brahms: String Sextet in G, op 36 (Agathe)

Te Manawa Gallery, Palmerston North

The warmth of Haydn's Sunrise quartet and the tenderness of Schubert brighten a winter's afternoon.

Sunday, August 7 2011, 2:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet op 76 no 4 (Sunrise)
arr. Zhu Jian-Er & Shi Yong-Kang: The Whitehaired Girl 白毛女(施永康, 朱践耳改编)
Schubert: String Quartet in a minor, Rosamunde, D 803

Aroha Quartet at St Andrew's, Rangi Ruru

A fine show, not to be missed!

Friday, June 24 2011, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Szymanowski - String Quartet No. 2 Op. 56
Schnittke: String Quartet No.1
Schubert: String Quartet in a minor, Rosamunde, D 803

Music at Ed and Victoria's 2011

A concert of Schubert favourites. Witness Hiroshi's terrifying debut as a cellist!

Sunday, June 5 2011, 7:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Schubert: String Quartet in a minor, Rosamunde, D 803
Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D 956

Tauranga Musica concert

Part of a tour of regional centres organised by Chamber Music New Zealand

Sunday, October 3 2010, 2:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No.1 in F maj, Op.18 No.1
Whitehead - Moon, Tides and Shoreline
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich: String Quartet no 3, op 30

Concert for the Whangarei Music Society

Part of a tour of regional centres organised by Chamber Music New Zealand

Friday, September 24 2010, 7:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No.1 in F maj, Op.18 No.1
Whitehead - Moon, Tides and Shoreline
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich: String Quartet no 3, op 30

Beethoven, Schnittke and Britten, Wellington Chamber Music Society

Sunday, August 1 2010, 3:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No.1 in F maj, Op.18 No.1
Schnittke: String Quartet No.1
Britten: String Quartet No.3, Op.94

Beethoven, Schnittke and Britten

Beethoven, Schnittke and Britten

Saturday, July 3 2010, 7:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No.1 in F maj, Op.18 No.1
Schnittke: String Quartet No.1
Britten: String Quartet No.3, Op.94

St Andrew's chamber music festival

Haydn, Shostakovich, Whitehead and Szymanowski at St Andrew's

Saturday, March 13 2010, 6:30pm
Aroha String Quartet
Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 7 in F# minor, Op. 108
Whitehead - Moon, Tides and Shoreline
Szymanowski - String Quartet No. 2 Op. 56

Aroha Quartet with Vyvyan Yendoll (Viola) & Philip Green (clarinet)

Two wonderful quintets by Mozart

Thursday, August 10 2006, 7:00pm
Aroha String Quartet
Philip Green - Clarinet, Vyvyan Yendoll - Viola
Mozart: String Quintet in G minor K516
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major K581