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Power and Passion

New Zealand String Quartet with Jonathan Lemalu (New Zealand)

Event description

Image credit: Alastair Thain

"As prodigious of voice as he is of personality, Lemalu is always a striking performer"

- The Guardian (UK)

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New Zealand’s foremost chamber ensemble combined with the glorious baritone voice of Jonathan Lemalu for this programme of four stunning works.

This was a performance to remember. Barber’s famous Adagio and the music of Shostakovich was combined with Variation 25 by Ross Harris (based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations) and the world premiere of a new work by Chinese-born New Zealand composer Gao Ping.

Anguish, intensity, love and desire were woven together as the gorgeous music of the strings married with the warm and rich tones of Lemalu – one of the most sought-after talents on the world opera stage.

Ross Harris Variation 25 for string quartet

Samuel Barber String Quartet in B, Opus 11

Gao Ping Three Poems by Mu Xin for baritone and string quartet (World Premiere)

Samuel Barber Dover Beach, Opus 3 for baritone and string quartet

Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet No. 9 in E♭, Opus 117

Event detail

0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

Pricing:

$38-$68

Duration (inc. interval):

1hr 40

Venue: / Wellington Town Hall

With Support From


Peter and Carolyn Diessl