New Zealand Guitar Quartet

The New Zealand Guitar Quartet comprises four uniquely accomplished guitarists who bring an infectious energy to the concert stage. Recently returned from concerts in Australia and heading to China and India later this year, the NZGQ is building an international reputation performing music that transcends boarders both geographically and historically. Their interpretations and performance of works from contemporary and world-music genres garners wide audience appeal and appreciation.

Keeping in mind the diverse concert venues and audiences of Arts on Tour, their 2017 programme finds them returning to their roots, paying tribute to a range of artists and representing styles as diverse as gypsy jazz, bluegrass, Celtic and flamenco, transporting listeners around the world in a single concert experience.

Proposed programme

I’ll See you in My Dreams (France/Gypsy Jazz) – Django Rheinhardt
Peteology (NZ/Gypsy Jazz) – Peter Leask
Ratchenitsa (Bulgaria) – Jack Body
B & B (country) – Andrew York
Home Sweet Home (Bluegrass) – Bela Flek
Rhapsody Espagnole Op.70 (Spain) – Isaac Albeniz
El Amor Brujo (Spain) – Manuel De Falla
Music for a Found Harmonium (Celtic) – Simon Jeffes
Banaesa’s Green Glade (Celtic) – Planxty/Andy Irvine

“nothing less than extraordinary”– Motueka Music Society
“technical brilliance and emotional depth”– Christchurch Arts Festival
“sublime musical entertainment”– Whangarei Music Society
“scintillating”– Rotorua Music Society

The Oamaru Opera House TicketDirect box office is open Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm and Sat 10am to 1pm. The box office and the Opera House Cafe & Bar is open 1 hour prior to the show commencing and during interval. Please call 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating.

Oamaru Opera House
13 July 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:15pm