Photo by Boxtale Studio Production
The Aroha String Quartet (from left) first violinist Haihong
Liu, cellist Robert Ibell, second violinist Blythe Press and
viola player Zhongxian Jin, all of Wellington, are ready to
give their debut performance in Queenstown on October 22.
Their ''Near & Far(r)'' programme includes Mozart's
String Quartet No. 1, the colourful Eight Chinese Folk Songs
by Zhou Long, Debussy's passionate String Quartet and the fun
and funky Mondo Rondo by New Zealander Gareth Farr.
Founded in 2004, the quartet is known for its passionate
musicality, impressive technique and multicultural
innovation. Two members of the quartet also play in the New
Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
The Aroha String Quartet plays in the Queenstown Memorial
Centre at 6pm. Tickets cost $25/$15/$50 from Eventfinder
online, or at the door.