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Ryman Healthcare presents
Discovering Beethoven

Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen is joined by musicians from the NZSO and guest pianist Stephen De Pledge to perform a selection of the great composer’s chamber works. Between pieces NZSO Violist Victoria Jaenecke reads personal letters written by Beethoven to his friends and companions. Discover Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth with the NZSO.

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Anna van der Zee
First Violin

Alan Molina
First Violin

Beatrix Francis
Viola

Ken Ichinose
Associate Principal Cello

Beethoven
String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op.18 No.6 I. Allegro con brio


Vesa-Matti Leppänen
Concertmaster

Andrew Joyce
Section Principal Cello

Stephen De Pledge
Guest Piano

Beethoven arr. Beethoven
Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op. 36 II. Larghetto


Patrick Barry
Section Principal Clarinet

Robert Weeks
Section Principal Bassoon

Samuel Jacobs
Section Principal French horn

Haihong Liu
First Violin

Robert Ibell
Cello

Joan Perarnau Garriga
Section Principal Double Bass

Beethoven
Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 IV. Tema con variazioni: Andante

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