Past Event5 Apr 2020

Vesa & Friends

No longer available

Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

In light of the situation with COVID-19, Chamber Music New Zealand is deeply disappointed to let you know that their concerts scheduled for April, May and June have been cancelled.

Vesa & Friends at the Concert Chamber – 5th April 2020

Rahim Alhaj with NZSQ at the Concert Chamber – 3rd May 2020

Calefax at the Concert Chamber– 21st June 2020

We are very sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding and patience during this difficult and challenging time.

Further information and updates can be found here:

Ticket holders shall receive a full refund from the point of purchase.  If customers have any queries regarding their booking, please contact Ticketmaster


Born and raised in Finland, Vesa-Matti Leppänen moved to New Zealand in 2000. For well over a decade he has been Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and has earned international recognition as a chamber musician, teacher, adjudicator and soloist.

Vesa-Matti Leppänen has gathered an impressive group of friends, including principal players from the NZSO, to perform a programme that shines a light on the sensational horn playing of Samuel Jacobs. After several years playing principal horn in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Samuel returned to New Zealand in 2017 to take up a permanent position with our national orchestra.

The ensemble will perform the most cherished piece of chamber music for horn, Mozart’s Quintet, and will be joined by a second horn player from the NZSO to play a rarely performed work, Beethoven’s Sextet in E flat Major. To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the group will also perform his String Trio in E flat as part of their programme.

BEETHOVEN | String Trio in E flat major, Op 3
MOZART | Horn Quintet in E flat major, K407
BEETHOVEN | Sextet for two horns and string quartet in E flat major, Op 81b

Vesa-Matti Leppänen Violin
Nicholas Hancox Viola
Andrew Thomson Violin
Andrew Joyce Cello
Samuel Jacobs French Horn

Chamber Music New Zealand 2020

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