This is the final Morandini House Concert for 2014, and its being organised a little differently. As an invitation-only mid-week concert, it is intended to be an intimate and relaxing mixture of fine music, food and convivial company. The music programme is relatively short - perhaps around 45 minutes - but hopefully some of the performers might be encouraged to perform encore pieces during and after the refreshments have been served.
Mozart - Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro"
Wagner - Feierliches Stuck
Florentz - Chant de Nyandarua
Shostakovich - String Quartet No.8
Piazzolla - La Muerte del Angel
Quattro is a cello quartet formed by students of the University of Waikato and Sir Edmund Hillary Scholars:
The quartet was formed at the beginning of 2014 by the cellists themselves, and since then have won the 2014 University of Waikato Chamber Music Competition and performed in various concerts and tours around the North Island. All four cellists have had national and international competition successes as chamber musicians and soloists, including being prizewinners and finalists in the Gisborne International Music Competition, ILT National Young Performer of the Year Awards, Australian Youth Concerto Competition, NZ National Concerto Competition, Waikato University Concerto Competition and the CMNZ Chamber Music Contest. The quartet is taught by James Tennant, Katherine Austin and Amalia Hall.