New Zealand quartet goes for diversity

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December 02, 2005|By EILEEN SOSKIN | EILEEN SOSKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Diversity will be in the air tomorrow night when the Candlelight Concert Society presents the New Zealand String Quartet in a program of two of the most beloved string quartets in Western music plus a piece for string quartet and taonga puoro (Maori instruments made from gourds).

The program, at 8 p.m. in Smith Theatre at Howard Community College, sandwiches Hine-pu-te-hue (the name of the Maori goddess of peace) between Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 4 ("Sunrise") and Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 132.

event begins at 6:45 p.m. Information: 410-480-9950, or www.candlelightconcerts.org. Middle and high school students receive a free ticket when accompanied by a paying adult, limited availability, at the door.

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