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Chamber Music NZ: Piers Lane and the Doric String Quartet

When:

Fri 10 Sep 2010, 7:30pm

Where: Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • A Reserve: $70.00
  • B Reserve: $55.00
  • C Reserve: $40.00
  • Child: $10.00
  • Student rush (avaliable on the day, ID required): $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: SWPR Ltd

Piers Lane - piano
Alex Redington - violin
Jonathan Stone - violin
Simon Tandree - viola
John Myerscough - cello

In their twelve years together, the prize-winning UK-based Doric String Quartet have successfully forged a career path that places them in highly acclaimed chamber music events and series around the world, and working in collaboration with world-class artists. This tour to New Zealand, in partnership with the Royal Overseas League, sees them team up with one of our favourite international touring pianists, Piers Lane.

London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane has a flourishing international career which has taken him to more than forty countries. He is in great demand as a chamber music collaborator, and in 2007 was appointed Artistic Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, held annually in Townsville.

Two giants of the Romantic repertoire are presented on this tour – two piano quintets by Schumann and Brahms, both breathtaking in their scope and emotional range. Each is balanced by a classical Haydn string quartet, and a twentieth-century masterwork. Exquisite solo piano works pay homage to Chopin two hundred years after his birth.

Presented in association with Royal Over-Seas League.

Programme:

Haydn - String Quartet in D Opus 64 No 5 ‘The Lark’
Bartók - String Quartet No 3 (1927)
Chopin - Nocturne in E flat Opus 55 No 2, Ballade No 3 in A flat
Brahms - Piano Quintet in F minor Opus 34

Note: single tickets will be on sale in early 2010. Subscriber tickets are available by contacting Chamber Music NZ on 0800 CONCERT (0800 266 2378).

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