NZTrio’s 2020 concert series offers an inspiring exploration of ancestry, diversity and heritage. Each concert begins with a powerful masterwork from Beethoven in a toast to his enduring influence on our European music traditions. Then we swerve off towards more exotic realms representing a kaleidoscope of geographical, cultural and religious influences.

Origins opens with Beethoven’s mighty Ghost trio to celebrate his birth a quarter of a millennium ago. Then we celebrate the rebirth of NZTrio, introducing this new line-up with a tour through our cultural and musical backgrounds. Works by Mark Anthony Turnage (UK) and Isang Yun (Korea) envelop a brand new work by Sarah Ballard (NZ) deeply inspired by Indian culture and music. (How do these works represent us? Come along and find out!) To finish, our attention turns to the worrying global upsurges of separatism and hatred, so the last word comes from Austrian-American Alexander von Zemlinsky whose Jewish-Muslim upbringing inspires understanding and love.

Purchase a series subscription (10% savings) and go in the draw to win a $200 voucher from WORLD clothing brand. To be drawn after the concert on April 7th.

All tickets include post-concert complimentary refreshments with the musicians.

"Surely New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble."   
– William Dart, NZ Herald

"… a rich mingling of contemporary and romantic, NZTrio’s trademark talent to combine contrasting genres in one performance. The measure of quality of each of these outstanding musicians was astonishing ensemble sound." 
     – Clare Martin, Radio 13

"…the players really delivered on the passion, drawing out every nuance and drop of feeling."
     – Patrick Shepherd, CHCH Press

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