Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Tuesday 24th April 2018
Trailblazing 17th-century writer Aphra Behn has inspired countless women in the arts and is the perfect patron saint for the Behn Quartet. These fresh, fierce women have been earning rave reviews since they formed only two years ago. Winners of the Orlando International Chamber Music Competition 2017, they also hold the CAVATINA Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music.
Christchurch-born Kate Oswin brings the quartet home to perform a programme of chamber music favourites. The folk song influences in Dvorak’s ‘American’ quartet ensure it is one of the most loved in the repertoire, while the classical restraint of Ravel’s String Quartet in F major reveals devastating depths of emotion. Jack Body’s Three Transcriptions re-creates the sounds of Madagascan zither and Bulgarian village bands.
Energetic, revelatory and inspiring, you don’t want to miss the Behn Quartet in concert. Aphra would be proud.
Nelson & suburbs
Nelson School of Music
48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Adult $45, Concession $38, Generation You: for under 35yrs, you only pay your age!
Tickets from Ticketdirect ph. 0800224224.