Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet 21 in D major, K 575
Gillian Whitehead Moon, Tides and Shoreline
Imogen Holst Phantasy Quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet 5 in B flat major, Op 92
Claudia Tarrant-Matthews violin
Eleanor Hill violin
Martha Campbell viola
Haydn Wynn cello
Formed in 2020 while pursuing postgraduate studies at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, UK, the Calathea Quartet are fast-gaining reputation of the international scene. They recently won first place in the Historical Women Composers Prize at the Royal Academy of Music performing Ina Boyle’s String Quartet in E minor.
This concert opens with the shining clarity of Mozart, leading us to the evocative and lyrical writing of Dame Gillian Whitehead, recently honoured with the prestigious Ngā Taonga Toi a Te Waka Toi award. Imogen Holst’s Phantasy Quartet follows with an almost jazzy flavour, a tonality that balances the driving rawness of Shostakovich’s gripping fifth quartet.
Additional performances: Rangiora (20 September) / Lower Hutt (22 September) / Wellington (24 September) / Rotorua (28 September) / Warkworth (30 September) / Kerikeri (1 October)
September 16, 2023 5:00PM
Whittaker's Musical Museum, Waiheke Island