In this one-off performance fusing the modern with the traditional, explore the meaning of Matariki in contemporary Aotearoa through enchanting pieces written especially for NZTrio by Kiwi composers.
Toru Whā breathes musical life into Māori mythology with compelling works by Gareth Farr, Richard Nunns and Victoria Kelly. These tales are interwoven with pieces by Dame Gillian Whitehead, Jeremy Mayall and Martin Lodge, and bound together by Horomona Horo with masterful call and response on taonga pūoro in celebration of Ka Rewa a Matariki – the Rise of Matariki.
Described as a “national treasure” and “New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble” (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm kiwi stage presence. Any preconceptions of classical music being stuffy or intimidating are smashed by edgy repertoire, venue ambiance, and post-concert manaakitanga. Bringing together three incredibly accomplished artists: Amalia Hall, Ashley Brown and Somi Kim, every NZTrio performance powerfully reaffirms the importance and cathartic nature of a live musical experience in today’s digital world. Expect to be affected.
This event is suitable for adults aged 18 and over.
Monday 27 June
Doors open: 6.30PM
Event start: 7.30PM
Event concludes: 9:45PM
Entry and concert will take place in the Te Ao Mārama South Atrium. Parking is available in the underground Museum car park; the first 30 minutes are free.
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