Adam Chamber Music Festival

Grand Finale

– Sat 9 Feb 2013, 7.30pm – Nelson Cathedral

John Psathas’ mesmerizing Abisheka, inspired by the writings of Chogyam Trungpa and played round the world by the New Zealand String Quartet, is followed by Straussian elegance and sophistication in “Capriccio”, an interlude from his opera of that name . The Penderecki String Quartet presents the NZ premiere of Greek/Canadian composer Hatzis’ String Quartet, which has become an audience favourite in Canada. Then a blockbuster Mendelssohn to finsh.

Penderecki String Quartet
New Zealand String Quartet

Psathas – Abisheka
Strauss – Cappriccio
Hatzis – Quartet (NZ Premiere)
Mendelssohn – Octet in E flat major Op 20

The Mendelssohn Octet is one of the most beloved chamber works of all time, it’s certainly the greatest chamber music party two string quartets can have – and what a way to finish a fabulous festival!

Complimentary pre-concert recital by our wonderful community outreach group the Troubadour Quartet from 6.30pm to 7pm featuring a selection of works heard around Nelson streets during the Festival.

Allocated Seating Event at Nelson Cathedral

Standard Admission & Restricted View is Unnumbered Seating.

Doors open 7.00pm
Concert start 7.30pm

Ticket Prices (+ transaction fees):
Premium Reserve $75 (Allocated / Reserved Seating)
Standard Admission $60 (General Admission Unnumbered Seating)
Restricted View/Student $30 (Unnumbered Seating)

Student Discount
Student tickets at Nelson Cathedral evening concerts in the ‘Restricted View Admission’ area may be booked in advance at the ‘Restricted View Admission’ price.

For wheelchair information please contact the Nelson School of Music (03) 548 9477

For ticket pickups prior to performance please come to Nelson School of Music, 48 Nile Street, Nelson Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm or from the venue in the hour prior to commencement of the concert. Door sales based on availability in the hour prior to the show start time.

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