Lunchtime concert: NZSM String Ensemble

Lunchtime concert: NZSM String Ensemble

This Friday the String Ensemble of the NZSM will perform two works, conducted by Ben le Heux:  Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings op. 48 and Douglas Lilburn's Allegro for Strings. Lilburn is one of New Zealand's foremost composers, and was a founding composition teacher at New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī. This work from the nineteen-fifties, which was his most prolific period of instrumental composition, is from the same wellspring as his well-known Aotearoa Overture, sharing its portrayal of open New Zealand landscapes.


Tchaikovsky's work is a brilliant display piece for orchestra which explores many moods and colours with widely varying emotional contrasts, ending its journey with a whirling dance, and the music is all connected by a group of four notes that holds the entire structure together from beginning to end.


This is a free concert with limited seating in the Adam Concert Room. Please make sure you arrive at 12pm as vaccine passes will need to be shown, we also request that you wear a face mask and scan in on arrival.