MENDELSSOHN & DVOŘÁK

Goldner String Quartet

ABOUT

“…the audience was the quietest I can remember …quite literally [the music making] seemed to take people’s breath away.”

 – Sydney Morning Herald

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a
romance forbidden.

PROGRAMME

GARETH FARR
Te Kōanga

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12

ROSS EDWARDS
White Cockatoo Spirit Dance

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

THE PERFORMERS

Dene Olding violin
Dimity Hall violin
Irina Morozova viola
Julian Smiles cello

MEDIA

INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
7 – 20 June 2022

DURATION
100 minutes including an interval

LOCATIONS
Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin Invercargill & Dunedin

PRICE RANGE*
$32 to $54
Limited $10 ‘Rush Tickets’ available

*prices differ city to city and exclude ticketing and booking fees.

GENRE
Contemporary, Classical, Romantic

WHEN AND WHERE

AUCKLAND

Tue 7 Jun at 7.30pm

Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

HAMILTON

Wed 8 Jun at 7.30pm

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

NEW PLYMOUTH

Fri 10 Jun at 7.30pm

4th Wall Theatre

PALMERSTON NORTH

Sat 11 Jun at 7.30pm

The Globe

NAPIER

Sun 12 Jun at 5.00pm

MTG Century Theatre

WELLINGTON

Tue 14 Jun at 7.30pm

Public Trust Hall

NELSON

Wed 15 Jun at 7.30pm

Nelson Centre for Musical Arts

CHRISTCHURCH

Thu 16 Jun at 7.30pm

The Piano

INVERCARGILL

Sat 18 Jun at 7.30pm

Civic Theatre

DUNEDIN

Mon 20 Jun at 7.30pm

Glenroy Auditorium