Concert precis by SC / AC


NZ String Quartet
Sunday 2 April at 4 pm

Celebrating its 36th season in 2023, the New Zealand String Quartet is New Zealand's much-loved premier chamber music ensemble. With an international reputation for insightful interpretations, compelling communication and a dynamic performing style their programme includes Schubert, Shostakovich, Hayden and David Flynn.

Les Voisins
Saturday 29 April at 4 pm

The trio comprising violin, cello and theorbo/guitar performs French music through the ages, from the Baroque to Ravel’s impressionism and on to the swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli with the “Hot Club de France”.

Stephen de Pledge
Sunday 28 May at 4 pm

The internationally acclaimed NZ pianist performs Bach’s G minor English Suite and Mozart’s dramatic Sonata in C minor. The programme includes 12 Etudes by established NZ composers and Manuel de Falla’s famous Ritual Fire Dance.

Menzies/Endres Duo
Saturday 1 July at 4 pm

These renowned soloists come together to present cornerstone works of the violin and piano repertoire, Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata, Schubert’s Rondo Brillant and Schnittke Violin Sonata No.2 plus a new work by Salina Fisher 

Ben Wilcock Quartet -  Jazz
Saturday 29 July at 4 pm

With piano, violin, bass and percussion, audiences can expect impressive improvisations and refreshing new arrangements of classics.  As an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity whilst staying true to their jazz roots.

Akarana Piano Quartet
Saturday 26 August at 4 pm

Four award-winning, world-class musicians come together as one in an intense, vibrant concert to lift the spirits.  This exhilarating concert includes works by Mozart, Dvorak, Frank Bridge & Janet Jennings.

Calathea Quartet
Saturday 30 September at 4 pm

A fresh new string quartet comprised of dynamic musicians from around the world who are fast-gaining a reputation on the international scene.  Quartets by Mozart (No 21) and Shostakovich (No 5) plus works by Dame Gillian Whitehead and Imogen Holst.