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This digitally streamed event, Chamber Music Spectacular,  features one of the most iconic and monumental chamber music works ever written, the String Octet by Romanian composer and violinist George Enescu.

Enescu’s String Octet is 'a vast work of epic proportions and grand designs that deploys the luxuriant octet ensemble in a consistently layered polyphony of true chamber textures... a truly technicolor fantasia of late Romantic character’ (Kai Christiansen).

Chamber music on this scale is a rarity and a treasure for everyone to experience wherever you are.

Enescu String Octet in C major, Op. 7

Please note: The originally published programme also featured Mozart Serenade in B-Flat Major, K. 361/370a Gran Partita, but this work could not be recorded because artist availability was impacted by Covid-19.

Download the Chamber Music Spectacular: The Enescu Octet programme here.


Kei konei te taumata tiketike o ngā puoro ōkawa o āianei rangi, i konei i Aotearoa Nui Tireni. E mea ana te korero, koinei te whakaaturanga puoro puipuiaki o ngā whakaaturanga puoro katoa o tēnei taurima. Ko Chamber Music Spectacular te ingoa.


Chamber Music Series

Artistic Directors of the Adam Chamber Music Festival and members of the New Zealand String Quartet, Helene Pohl (MNZM) and Gillian Ansell (MNZM), have carefully crafted a series of out-of-the-ordinary chamber experiences specially for our Festival, reflecting on our connection to histories, land and spiritual realms. Each concert is a small but perfectly formed moment in time. Together, they traverse the delicate to monumental across the chamber music realm.

He rārangi puoro ōkawa tēnei e kī katoa ana ki ngā toki whakatangi puoroōkawa. He whakaaturanga kounga rawa atu tēnei nā Adam Chamber Music Festival i hanga, i whakahaere, ā i tēnei tau nei, e haere mai ana ngā toki o tēnei whakaaturanga ki konei, ki Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts. Ko te tāhūhū kaupapa o ngā whakaaturanga katoa nei, ko tō tatou hononga tāngaengae ki te whenua, ki ōna hītoria, otirā ki tōna wairua.


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