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New Zealand String Quartet
Jack Body Three Transcriptions Shostakovich String Quartet No.9 Brahms String Quartet in C minor Op.51 No.1 With its dynamic performing style, eloquent communication and beautiful sound the New Zealand String Quartet has earned the acclaim of critics and the delighted response of audiences worldwide. The Quartet has particularly distinguished itself through imaginative programming and the development of an international audience for important new works from New Zealand composers. Their Lakeside debut includes Jack Body’s quartet Three Transcriptions written in 1987 which juxtaposes transcriptions of music usually played on a Chinese jaw's harp, a Madagascan zither (valiha), and a Bulgarian village band. Fluid and energetic… uncommon elegance The New York Times The concert finishes at approximately 9.10pm