The Orava Quartet has “arrived, not merely on the international scene, but somewhere near its apex” (Australian Stage). In this first and exclusive New Zealand performance, the trailblazing Orava Quartet brings its unique brand of passion and vitality to the classics of the string quartet repertoire.
From Haydn’s “joke” quartet, filled with sheer beauty as well as
wit, to Shostakovich’s emotionally wrenching eighth quartet and the lush
melodies of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor, this performance will hold our
hearts and heads in equal thrall.
Haydn String Quartet no. 2 in E-flat major, op. 33, “The Joke”
Shostakovich String Quartet no. 8 in C minor, op. 110
Mendelssohn String Quartet no. 2 in A minor, op. 13
(The Artists reserve the right to make changes to the programme.)