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Reimagining the Classics


Sun 20 Mar 2016, 5:00pm

Where: Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • A: $85.00
  • B: $65.00
  • C: $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: NZFestivaloftheArts

Uri Caine with the New Zealand String Quartet (United States/New Zealand)

Brilliant jazz pianist and composer Uri Caine will be using the classics as a springboard for his exciting improvisations.

Caine’s previous collaborations extend from the Beaux Arts Trio to John Zorn, from the Woody Herman Band to the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and works he’s reimagined include Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations.

For this concert, he’s joining forces with the New Zealand String Quartet, already known for their creative engagement with jazz artists, including pianist Mike Nock and American guitarist Jim Hall. As well as the magnificent Goldberg Variations, described by Bach as “Diverse Variations Composed for Music Lovers to Refresh their Spirits”, they will be reflecting on the Allegretto con variazioni of Beethoven’s Harp Quartet Opus 74 and playing some of Caine’s originals for piano and string quartet.

Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand with support from Creative NZ.

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