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New Zealand String Quartet: Dangerous Liasons

A concert exploring themes of love and desire that will take you on an emotional journey through three very different works.

Saturday 16 September 2017, 7:30pm. In the Dame Ann & John Hercus Gallery within the Suter Art Gallery.

Join The New Zealand String Quartet on their 30th anniversary tour for a concert filled with passion, yearning, joy and heartache. The Dangerous Liaisons programme explores themes of love and desire and will take you on an emotional journey through some of the great works of the repertoire.  

Mendelsohn’s first love and Janacek’s obsession with a woman half his age were both doomed to failure yet inspired some of their most beautiful works. Jack Body’s Saetas takes its inspiration from the fire and passion of flamenco songs and reveals Rolf Gjelsten’s secret talent as an accomplished accordionist.

Music and art harmonise in this concert at the Suter Gallery. A word of warning: it’ll be an intimate affair and the music may steal your heart!


Janacek: String Quartet no 2, Intimate Letters

Jack Body: Saetas


Mendelssohn: String Quartet no 2 in A minor, op 13

Tickets available through all Ticket Direct outlets:


Adult $45, Friends of NZSQ, NZSO, CMNZ & SOUNZ subscribers $40, Seniors $40, Tertiary Students $15, School Children $5