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NZ String Quartet with James Campbell

NZ String Quartet with James Campbell

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  • Wed 14 May ’14, 7:30pm – 9:30pm


Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Gate 2B, Knighton Rd, University of Waikato, Hamilton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $50.00
  • Child: $10.00
  • Student Rush (on the day): $15.00


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New Zealand String Quartet

Helene Pohl, violin
Douglas Beilman, violin
Gillian Ansell, viola
Rolf Gjelsten, cello
James Campbell, clarinet

“The Mozart Quintet has been a living presence with me for more than 50 years, and after Campbell’s collaboration with the New Zealand String Quartet, I have no hope of hearing it played better.” Show Time Magazine

One of the most sublime ensemble combinations ever created – a clarinet quintet brings together a string quartet, in this case our very own New Zealand String Quartet, and clarinet, Canadian virtuoso James Campbell.

There is something about the clarinet that has inspired composers to soar to the absolute heights of their art. Brahms came out of retirement for the clarinet. Weber wrote his two greatest works. Mozart was so transfixed by the playing of Anton Stadler, the man who designed the modern instrument, that he wrote what would become the most exquisite utterances for winds – the concerto, the serenades, and this glorious quintet.

The New Zealand String Quartet and James Campbell are old friends, and have performed together extensively. James has a staggering history: he has performed in more than 30 countries, has recorded more than 40 landmark CDs, has worked with everyone from the Amadeus and Guarneri Quartets, to Aaron Copland and Glenn Gould. In 1997 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and remains one of the “pre-eminent clarinet virtuosos” in the world.

In Hamilton, the concert programme features Weber’s Clarinet Quintet, Mozart’s Quintet in A and Brahms’ String Quartet No 3 in B flat.

Weber | Clarinet Quintet Op 34
BRAHMS | String Quartet â„– 3 in B flat Op 67
Mozart | Quintet in A for Clarinet and Strings K581

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