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Compose Aotearoa! | National Choral Composition Competition 2022

Opportunity

Compose Aotearoa! is a national initiative to stimulate the creation of new and diverse New Zealand music for choirs. For over four decades our national choirs have benefitted from and contributed to the creation of new New Zealand choral works. With this competition we aim to encourage the development of choral writing in New Zealand and provide a high-quality performance opportunity for these works. We invite submissions for choral works suitable for performance by any one of the three choirs.


  1. Open category – prize $2,000
  2. Composers aged 25 years and under – prize $2,000
  3. Waiata Tira with substantial Te Reo Māori content (70%-100%) – prize $2,000

An additional prize valued at $1,000 will be awarded to a category winner in form of travel, per diems and other costs associated with the invitation to join one of the national choirs as Composer in Residence to progress the work for performance.

Category winners will become SOUNZ Composers. A SOUNZ composer has a profile page on www.sounz.org.nz which lists their works, commissions, performances, films/audio, etc. and provides worldwide visibility.


Click here for Competition Requirements and to submit your entry

Deadline for submission is 5.00pm October 3, 2022.

For any enquiries please contact Anna Bowron, anna@choirsnz.co.nz


Compose Aotearoa! is a national initiative to stimulate the creation of new and diverse New Zealand music for choirs. For over four decades our national choirs have benefitted from and contributed to the creation of new New Zealand choral works. With this competition we aim to encourage the development of choral writing in New Zealand and provide a high-quality performance opportunity for these works. We invite submissions for choral works suitable for performance by any one of the three choirs.


  1. Open category – prize $2,000
  2. Composers aged 25 years and under – prize $2,000
  3. Waiata Tira with substantial Te Reo Māori content (70%-100%) – prize $2,000

An additional prize valued at $1,000 will be awarded to a category winner in form of travel, per diems and other costs associated with the invitation to join one of the national choirs as Composer in Residence to progress the work for performance.

Category winners will become SOUNZ Composers. A SOUNZ composer has a profile page on www.sounz.org.nz which lists their works, commissions, performances, films/audio, etc. and provides worldwide visibility.


Click here for Competition Requirements and to submit your entry

Deadline for submission is 5.00pm October 3, 2022.

For any enquiries please contact Anna Bowron, anna@choirsnz.co.nz


September 13, 2022 12:00 — October 03, 2022 17:00

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Bezuidenhout's Mozart

Concert

Johannes Fritzsch | Conductor
Kristian Bezuidenhout | Piano

Gemma Peacocke: White Horses (world premiere)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22
Martinů: Symphony No.6 ‘Fantaisies symphoniques’


It is very exciting that New Zealand composer Gemma Peacocke, currently making a name for herself in New York, is writing a new work for us. It will be followed by one of Mozart’s most ebullient piano concertos.

Martinů quotes his own music in his last symphony, and he occasionally implied there was a programme behind it. If so, it remains a mystery, as he was fairly oblique on the subject. What is unambiguous, though, is that this is a superb piece, with shadowy music giving way to exultant, rhapsodic song. If you’re yet to hear it, you’ve a real treat in store.


Johannes Fritzsch | Conductor
Kristian Bezuidenhout | Piano

Gemma Peacocke: White Horses (world premiere)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22
Martinů: Symphony No.6 ‘Fantaisies symphoniques’


It is very exciting that New Zealand composer Gemma Peacocke, currently making a name for herself in New York, is writing a new work for us. It will be followed by one of Mozart’s most ebullient piano concertos.

Martinů quotes his own music in his last symphony, and he occasionally implied there was a programme behind it. If so, it remains a mystery, as he was fairly oblique on the subject. What is unambiguous, though, is that this is a superb piece, with shadowy music giving way to exultant, rhapsodic song. If you’re yet to hear it, you’ve a real treat in store.


Johannes Fritzsch | Conductor
Kristian Bezuidenhout | Piano

Gemma Peacocke: White Horses (world premiere)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22
Martinů: Symphony No.6 ‘Fantaisies symphoniques’


It is very exciting that New Zealand composer Gemma Peacocke, currently making a name for herself in New York, is writing a new work for us. It will be followed by one of Mozart’s most ebullient piano concertos.

Martinů quotes his own music in his last symphony, and he occasionally implied there was a programme behind it. If so, it remains a mystery, as he was fairly oblique on the subject. What is unambiguous, though, is that this is a superb piece, with shadowy music giving way to exultant, rhapsodic song. If you’re yet to hear it, you’ve a real treat in store.


September 29, 2022 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZSO | Legacy (Auckland)

Concert

Alexander Shelley | Conductor
Gabriela Montero | Piano

Gillian Whitehead | retrieving the fragility of peace
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms | Symphony No.1


The NZSO open a weekend of concerts with retrieving the fragility of peace, a new work by Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her considerable gifts to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a darkly toned jewel in the piano repertoire.

Brahms laboured over his First Symphony for 14 years, hampered by his painful awareness of constantly hearing “the giant [Beethoven] marching behind you!” But despite comparisons to his musical forebear, the Finale’s alphorn melody and the symphony’s complex rhythms marks his First as quintessential Brahms, all the way.

Alexander Shelley | Conductor
Gabriela Montero | Piano

Gillian Whitehead | retrieving the fragility of peace
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms | Symphony No.1


The NZSO open a weekend of concerts with retrieving the fragility of peace, a new work by Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her considerable gifts to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a darkly toned jewel in the piano repertoire.

Brahms laboured over his First Symphony for 14 years, hampered by his painful awareness of constantly hearing “the giant [Beethoven] marching behind you!” But despite comparisons to his musical forebear, the Finale’s alphorn melody and the symphony’s complex rhythms marks his First as quintessential Brahms, all the way.

Alexander Shelley | Conductor
Gabriela Montero | Piano

Gillian Whitehead | retrieving the fragility of peace
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms | Symphony No.1


The NZSO open a weekend of concerts with retrieving the fragility of peace, a new work by Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her considerable gifts to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a darkly toned jewel in the piano repertoire.

Brahms laboured over his First Symphony for 14 years, hampered by his painful awareness of constantly hearing “the giant [Beethoven] marching behind you!” But despite comparisons to his musical forebear, the Finale’s alphorn melody and the symphony’s complex rhythms marks his First as quintessential Brahms, all the way.

September 30, 2022 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZSO | Legacy (Wellington)

Concert

Alexander Shelley | Conductor
Gabriela Montero | Piano

Gillian Whitehead | retrieving the fragility of peace
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms | Symphony No.1


The NZSO open a weekend of concerts with retrieving the fragility of peace, a new work by Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her considerable gifts to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a darkly toned jewel in the piano repertoire.

Brahms laboured over his First Symphony for 14 years, hampered by his painful awareness of constantly hearing “the giant [Beethoven] marching behind you!” But despite comparisons to his musical forebear, the Finale’s alphorn melody and the symphony’s complex rhythms marks his First as quintessential Brahms, all the way.

Alexander Shelley | Conductor
Gabriela Montero | Piano

Gillian Whitehead | retrieving the fragility of peace
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms | Symphony No.1


The NZSO open a weekend of concerts with retrieving the fragility of peace, a new work by Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her considerable gifts to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a darkly toned jewel in the piano repertoire.

Brahms laboured over his First Symphony for 14 years, hampered by his painful awareness of constantly hearing “the giant [Beethoven] marching behind you!” But despite comparisons to his musical forebear, the Finale’s alphorn melody and the symphony’s complex rhythms marks his First as quintessential Brahms, all the way.

Alexander Shelley | Conductor
Gabriela Montero | Piano

Gillian Whitehead | retrieving the fragility of peace
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms | Symphony No.1


The NZSO open a weekend of concerts with retrieving the fragility of peace, a new work by Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her considerable gifts to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a darkly toned jewel in the piano repertoire.

Brahms laboured over his First Symphony for 14 years, hampered by his painful awareness of constantly hearing “the giant [Beethoven] marching behind you!” But despite comparisons to his musical forebear, the Finale’s alphorn melody and the symphony’s complex rhythms marks his First as quintessential Brahms, all the way.

October 01, 2022 19:30   ·   Michael Fowler Centre

STROMA | Dream Architects

Concert

IANNIS XENAKIS (GR) | Rebonds A for solo percussion
CHRIS CREE BROWN (NZ) | Dream Compass for ensemble (premiere)
IHLARA McINDOE (NZ) | I write and chew and crack my bones and think about hospitality for soprano and ensemble (premiere)
REUBEN JELLEYMAN (NZ) | Klein Fountain for ensemble (NZ premiere)
GEMMA PEACOCKE (NZ) | New work for soprano and ensemble (premiere)
ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR (ICE) | Spectra for ensemble (NZ premiere)
IANNIS XENAKIS (GR) — Dhipli Zyia for violin and cello


Composers are the ‘architects of dreams’, creatively assembling blocks of sound material to form virtual structures. Featuring two world premieres from New Zealand composers: Dream Compass by Chris Cree Brown, I write and chew and crack my bones and think about hospitality by Ihlara McIndoe. Also on the programme is the NZ premiere of Reuben Jelleyman’s Klein Fountain, finalist for the 2021 SOUNZ Contemporary Award, as well as works by Charlotte Bray and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.


IANNIS XENAKIS (GR) | Rebonds A for solo percussion
CHRIS CREE BROWN (NZ) | Dream Compass for ensemble (premiere)
IHLARA McINDOE (NZ) | I write and chew and crack my bones and think about hospitality for soprano and ensemble (premiere)
REUBEN JELLEYMAN (NZ) | Klein Fountain for ensemble (NZ premiere)
GEMMA PEACOCKE (NZ) | New work for soprano and ensemble (premiere)
ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR (ICE) | Spectra for ensemble (NZ premiere)
IANNIS XENAKIS (GR) — Dhipli Zyia for violin and cello


Composers are the ‘architects of dreams’, creatively assembling blocks of sound material to form virtual structures. Featuring two world premieres from New Zealand composers: Dream Compass by Chris Cree Brown, I write and chew and crack my bones and think about hospitality by Ihlara McIndoe. Also on the programme is the NZ premiere of Reuben Jelleyman’s Klein Fountain, finalist for the 2021 SOUNZ Contemporary Award, as well as works by Charlotte Bray and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.


IANNIS XENAKIS (GR) | Rebonds A for solo percussion
CHRIS CREE BROWN (NZ) | Dream Compass for ensemble (premiere)
IHLARA McINDOE (NZ) | I write and chew and crack my bones and think about hospitality for soprano and ensemble (premiere)
REUBEN JELLEYMAN (NZ) | Klein Fountain for ensemble (NZ premiere)
GEMMA PEACOCKE (NZ) | New work for soprano and ensemble (premiere)
ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR (ICE) | Spectra for ensemble (NZ premiere)
IANNIS XENAKIS (GR) — Dhipli Zyia for violin and cello


Composers are the ‘architects of dreams’, creatively assembling blocks of sound material to form virtual structures. Featuring two world premieres from New Zealand composers: Dream Compass by Chris Cree Brown, I write and chew and crack my bones and think about hospitality by Ihlara McIndoe. Also on the programme is the NZ premiere of Reuben Jelleyman’s Klein Fountain, finalist for the 2021 SOUNZ Contemporary Award, as well as works by Charlotte Bray and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.


October 06, 2022 19:30   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

NZSO | Legacy (Christchurch)

Concert

Alexander Shelley | Conductor
Gabriela Montero | Piano

Gillian Whitehead | retrieving the fragility of peace
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms | Symphony No.1


The NZSO open a weekend of concerts with retrieving the fragility of peace, a new work by Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her considerable gifts to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a darkly toned jewel in the piano repertoire.

Brahms laboured over his First Symphony for 14 years, hampered by his painful awareness of constantly hearing “the giant [Beethoven] marching behind you!” But despite comparisons to his musical forebear, the Finale’s alphorn melody and the symphony’s complex rhythms marks his First as quintessential Brahms, all the way.

Alexander Shelley | Conductor
Gabriela Montero | Piano

Gillian Whitehead | retrieving the fragility of peace
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms | Symphony No.1


The NZSO open a weekend of concerts with retrieving the fragility of peace, a new work by Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her considerable gifts to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a darkly toned jewel in the piano repertoire.

Brahms laboured over his First Symphony for 14 years, hampered by his painful awareness of constantly hearing “the giant [Beethoven] marching behind you!” But despite comparisons to his musical forebear, the Finale’s alphorn melody and the symphony’s complex rhythms marks his First as quintessential Brahms, all the way.

Alexander Shelley | Conductor
Gabriela Montero | Piano

Gillian Whitehead | retrieving the fragility of peace
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms | Symphony No.1


The NZSO open a weekend of concerts with retrieving the fragility of peace, a new work by Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her considerable gifts to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a darkly toned jewel in the piano repertoire.

Brahms laboured over his First Symphony for 14 years, hampered by his painful awareness of constantly hearing “the giant [Beethoven] marching behind you!” But despite comparisons to his musical forebear, the Finale’s alphorn melody and the symphony’s complex rhythms marks his First as quintessential Brahms, all the way.

October 07, 2022 19:30   ·   Christchurch Town Hall

Opus Orchestra | Storytime (Tauranga)

Concert

2022 CONCERT SERIES 1

Jenny McLeod - The Emperor and the Nightingale

Poulenc - The Story of Babar (L’Histoire de Babar)

The renowned actor and comedian Mark Hadlow joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy. The fairy tale The Emperor and the Nightingale has been given a delightful musical setting by New Zealand composer, Jenny McLeod. Then we have Jean de Brunhoff’s classic The Story of Barbar, the little Elephant. Francis Poulenc’s setting is charming, witty and engaging, like the story itself. A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) wrote “If you love elephants you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved elephants you will love them now.” Children, parents, grandparents: let us transport you to the fairytale kingdoms of the Emperor and the little Elephant.

2022 CONCERT SERIES 1

Jenny McLeod - The Emperor and the Nightingale

Poulenc - The Story of Babar (L’Histoire de Babar)

The renowned actor and comedian Mark Hadlow joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy. The fairy tale The Emperor and the Nightingale has been given a delightful musical setting by New Zealand composer, Jenny McLeod. Then we have Jean de Brunhoff’s classic The Story of Barbar, the little Elephant. Francis Poulenc’s setting is charming, witty and engaging, like the story itself. A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) wrote “If you love elephants you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved elephants you will love them now.” Children, parents, grandparents: let us transport you to the fairytale kingdoms of the Emperor and the little Elephant.

2022 CONCERT SERIES 1

Jenny McLeod - The Emperor and the Nightingale

Poulenc - The Story of Babar (L’Histoire de Babar)

The renowned actor and comedian Mark Hadlow joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy. The fairy tale The Emperor and the Nightingale has been given a delightful musical setting by New Zealand composer, Jenny McLeod. Then we have Jean de Brunhoff’s classic The Story of Barbar, the little Elephant. Francis Poulenc’s setting is charming, witty and engaging, like the story itself. A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) wrote “If you love elephants you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved elephants you will love them now.” Children, parents, grandparents: let us transport you to the fairytale kingdoms of the Emperor and the little Elephant.

October 08, 2022 14:00   ·   Baycourt, Tauranga

At the World's Edge Festival 2022

Festival

AWE Festival 2022 | Oct 8–21

Gareth Farr, Composer in Residence
Salina Fisher, 2022 Composer Mentor
Eva Bedggood, Emerging Composer


Six powerfully intertwined programmes, thirty-one musical works, each charting a waypoint along our exploration into the roles that solitude and togetherness play in the creative process.

Featuring music by NZ composers Gareth Farr, Victoria Kelly, and Eva Bedggood.


Bloom My Heart | 8 Oct | Rippon Hall, Wanaka
Tranquil Bay | 9 Oct | Rippon Hall, Wanaka
Nine Seas Away | 12 Oct | Te Atamira, Queenstown
Sei Solo* | 13 Oct | Cloudy Bay Shed, Cromwell
Free But Lonely | 15 Oct | Te Atamira, Queenstown
Into The Night | 16 Oct | Te Atamira, Queenstown


In addition to our six festival programmes, we are also offering multiple free events including an exhibition at Te Atamira, open rehearsals, a Composer Workshop and much more, culminating in our Emerging Artists tour through Central Lakes schools between Oct 19–21. Click here to find out more.


AWE Festival 2022 | Oct 8–21

Gareth Farr, Composer in Residence
Salina Fisher, 2022 Composer Mentor
Eva Bedggood, Emerging Composer


Six powerfully intertwined programmes, thirty-one musical works, each charting a waypoint along our exploration into the roles that solitude and togetherness play in the creative process.

Featuring music by NZ composers Gareth Farr, Victoria Kelly, and Eva Bedggood.


Bloom My Heart | 8 Oct | Rippon Hall, Wanaka
Tranquil Bay | 9 Oct | Rippon Hall, Wanaka
Nine Seas Away | 12 Oct | Te Atamira, Queenstown
Sei Solo* | 13 Oct | Cloudy Bay Shed, Cromwell
Free But Lonely | 15 Oct | Te Atamira, Queenstown
Into The Night | 16 Oct | Te Atamira, Queenstown


In addition to our six festival programmes, we are also offering multiple free events including an exhibition at Te Atamira, open rehearsals, a Composer Workshop and much more, culminating in our Emerging Artists tour through Central Lakes schools between Oct 19–21. Click here to find out more.


AWE Festival 2022 | Oct 8–21

Gareth Farr, Composer in Residence
Salina Fisher, 2022 Composer Mentor
Eva Bedggood, Emerging Composer


Six powerfully intertwined programmes, thirty-one musical works, each charting a waypoint along our exploration into the roles that solitude and togetherness play in the creative process.

Featuring music by NZ composers Gareth Farr, Victoria Kelly, and Eva Bedggood.


Bloom My Heart | 8 Oct | Rippon Hall, Wanaka
Tranquil Bay | 9 Oct | Rippon Hall, Wanaka
Nine Seas Away | 12 Oct | Te Atamira, Queenstown
Sei Solo* | 13 Oct | Cloudy Bay Shed, Cromwell
Free But Lonely | 15 Oct | Te Atamira, Queenstown
Into The Night | 16 Oct | Te Atamira, Queenstown


In addition to our six festival programmes, we are also offering multiple free events including an exhibition at Te Atamira, open rehearsals, a Composer Workshop and much more, culminating in our Emerging Artists tour through Central Lakes schools between Oct 19–21. Click here to find out more.


October 08, 2022 15:00 — October 21, 2022 19:00   ·   Wānaka, Cromwell, Queenstown

Opus Orchestra | Storytime (Rotorua)

Concert

2022 CONCERT SERIES 1

Jenny McLeod - The Emperor and the Nightingale

Poulenc - The Story of Babar (L’Histoire de Babar)

The renowned actor and comedian Mark Hadlow joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy. The fairy tale The Emperor and the Nightingale has been given a delightful musical setting by New Zealand composer, Jenny McLeod. Then we have Jean de Brunhoff’s classic The Story of Barbar, the little Elephant. Francis Poulenc’s setting is charming, witty and engaging, like the story itself. A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) wrote “If you love elephants you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved elephants you will love them now.” Children, parents, grandparents: let us transport you to the fairytale kingdoms of the Emperor and the little Elephant.

2022 CONCERT SERIES 1

Jenny McLeod - The Emperor and the Nightingale

Poulenc - The Story of Babar (L’Histoire de Babar)

The renowned actor and comedian Mark Hadlow joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy. The fairy tale The Emperor and the Nightingale has been given a delightful musical setting by New Zealand composer, Jenny McLeod. Then we have Jean de Brunhoff’s classic The Story of Barbar, the little Elephant. Francis Poulenc’s setting is charming, witty and engaging, like the story itself. A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) wrote “If you love elephants you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved elephants you will love them now.” Children, parents, grandparents: let us transport you to the fairytale kingdoms of the Emperor and the little Elephant.

2022 CONCERT SERIES 1

Jenny McLeod - The Emperor and the Nightingale

Poulenc - The Story of Babar (L’Histoire de Babar)

The renowned actor and comedian Mark Hadlow joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy. The fairy tale The Emperor and the Nightingale has been given a delightful musical setting by New Zealand composer, Jenny McLeod. Then we have Jean de Brunhoff’s classic The Story of Barbar, the little Elephant. Francis Poulenc’s setting is charming, witty and engaging, like the story itself. A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) wrote “If you love elephants you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved elephants you will love them now.” Children, parents, grandparents: let us transport you to the fairytale kingdoms of the Emperor and the little Elephant.

October 09, 2022 14:00   ·   St John's Presbyterian Church, Rotorua

At the World's Edge Festival 2022 | Nine Seas Away

Concert

Wednesday 12 October | 6pm


Programme:

Gareth Farr | 'Ngake and Whātaitai' for viola and piano
Joseph Haydn | String Quartet No.29 in G-major, op.33, no.5
Eva Bedggood (AWE Emerging Composer) | new work for strings
Nietzsche & Strauss | selection of songs for baritone and piano
Gareth Farr | 'Where Will They Bury My Bones' for baritone, piano and string quartet
Richard Strauss | 'Morgen' for baritone, violin and piano


Featuring At the World’s Edge Emerging Artists and Festival Artists playing side-by-side, the third programme in the series holds special value to our young artists.


Wednesday 12 October | 6pm


Programme:

Gareth Farr | 'Ngake and Whātaitai' for viola and piano
Joseph Haydn | String Quartet No.29 in G-major, op.33, no.5
Eva Bedggood (AWE Emerging Composer) | new work for strings
Nietzsche & Strauss | selection of songs for baritone and piano
Gareth Farr | 'Where Will They Bury My Bones' for baritone, piano and string quartet
Richard Strauss | 'Morgen' for baritone, violin and piano


Featuring At the World’s Edge Emerging Artists and Festival Artists playing side-by-side, the third programme in the series holds special value to our young artists.


Wednesday 12 October | 6pm


Programme:

Gareth Farr | 'Ngake and Whātaitai' for viola and piano
Joseph Haydn | String Quartet No.29 in G-major, op.33, no.5
Eva Bedggood (AWE Emerging Composer) | new work for strings
Nietzsche & Strauss | selection of songs for baritone and piano
Gareth Farr | 'Where Will They Bury My Bones' for baritone, piano and string quartet
Richard Strauss | 'Morgen' for baritone, violin and piano


Featuring At the World’s Edge Emerging Artists and Festival Artists playing side-by-side, the third programme in the series holds special value to our young artists.


October 12, 2022 18:00   ·   Te Atamira, Queenstown

The Strangest of Angels | NZ Opera (Dunedin, performance 1)

Concert

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

October 12, 2022 20:00   ·   Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin

At the World's Edge Festival 2022 | Sei Solo

Concert

Thursday 13 October | 6pm


Programme:

Bach and Penderecki, for solo cello
Bach and Gareth Farr, Wakatipu for solo violin
Duos for violin and cello


With enchanting music from Festival Artists Benjamin Baker and Maciej Kułakowski, enjoy an intimate performance that includes Cloudy Bay fine wine and relaxed dining. There will also be an eye-opening discussion with Gareth Farr, this year’s Composer in Residence.


This intimate evening includes music, Cloudy Bay wine and relaxed dining. Doors will open at 5.45pm, with bubbles served on arrival. Alcohol free options will also be available.


Thursday 13 October | 6pm


Programme:

Bach and Penderecki, for solo cello
Bach and Gareth Farr, Wakatipu for solo violin
Duos for violin and cello


With enchanting music from Festival Artists Benjamin Baker and Maciej Kułakowski, enjoy an intimate performance that includes Cloudy Bay fine wine and relaxed dining. There will also be an eye-opening discussion with Gareth Farr, this year’s Composer in Residence.


This intimate evening includes music, Cloudy Bay wine and relaxed dining. Doors will open at 5.45pm, with bubbles served on arrival. Alcohol free options will also be available.


Thursday 13 October | 6pm


Programme:

Bach and Penderecki, for solo cello
Bach and Gareth Farr, Wakatipu for solo violin
Duos for violin and cello


With enchanting music from Festival Artists Benjamin Baker and Maciej Kułakowski, enjoy an intimate performance that includes Cloudy Bay fine wine and relaxed dining. There will also be an eye-opening discussion with Gareth Farr, this year’s Composer in Residence.


This intimate evening includes music, Cloudy Bay wine and relaxed dining. Doors will open at 5.45pm, with bubbles served on arrival. Alcohol free options will also be available.


October 13, 2022 18:00   ·   Cloudy Bay Shed, Cromwell

The Strangest of Angels | NZ Opera (Dunedin, performance 2)

Concert

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

October 13, 2022 20:00   ·   Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin

NZSO | Legacy (Dunedin)

Concert

Alexander Shelley | Conductor
Gabriela Montero | Piano

Gillian Whitehead | retrieving the fragility of peace
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms | Symphony No.1


The NZSO open a weekend of concerts with retrieving the fragility of peace, a new work by Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her considerable gifts to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a darkly toned jewel in the piano repertoire.

Brahms laboured over his First Symphony for 14 years, hampered by his painful awareness of constantly hearing “the giant [Beethoven] marching behind you!” But despite comparisons to his musical forebear, the Finale’s alphorn melody and the symphony’s complex rhythms marks his First as quintessential Brahms, all the way.

Alexander Shelley | Conductor
Gabriela Montero | Piano

Gillian Whitehead | retrieving the fragility of peace
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms | Symphony No.1


The NZSO open a weekend of concerts with retrieving the fragility of peace, a new work by Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her considerable gifts to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a darkly toned jewel in the piano repertoire.

Brahms laboured over his First Symphony for 14 years, hampered by his painful awareness of constantly hearing “the giant [Beethoven] marching behind you!” But despite comparisons to his musical forebear, the Finale’s alphorn melody and the symphony’s complex rhythms marks his First as quintessential Brahms, all the way.

Alexander Shelley | Conductor
Gabriela Montero | Piano

Gillian Whitehead | retrieving the fragility of peace
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms | Symphony No.1


The NZSO open a weekend of concerts with retrieving the fragility of peace, a new work by Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her considerable gifts to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a darkly toned jewel in the piano repertoire.

Brahms laboured over his First Symphony for 14 years, hampered by his painful awareness of constantly hearing “the giant [Beethoven] marching behind you!” But despite comparisons to his musical forebear, the Finale’s alphorn melody and the symphony’s complex rhythms marks his First as quintessential Brahms, all the way.

October 14, 2022 19:30   ·   Dunedin Town Hall

Christchurch Big Band Festival Gala Concert

Concert

Featuring the Christchurch Youth Jazz Orchestra and Ngā Reo Tīoriori.

The Christchurch Big Band Festival presents this very special event on the stage at The Piano for one night only. The Gala opens with the debut performance of the Christchurch Youth Jazz Orchestra — an auditioned band put together each year in conjunction with Ara Music Arts and the Christchurch Big Band Festival.

After an intermission Ngā Reo Tīoriori will take the stage led by Lisa Davies (Kāi Tahu) and Gwyn Reynolds. The kaupapa and name of this band represents the language of te reo Māori meeting the language of jazz, and the voices of each musician through their individual instrument and playing.

The performance features fIve kaiwaiata — Sam Hitchens, Byllie-Jean, Henare Kaa, Lisa Tui and Kate Taylor and a full big band, with performance genres ranging from pop to jazz to traditional and original waiata. All songs will be sung in te reo Māori, and the concert will also be MC’d in te reo Māori.

Get your ticket now for this amazing gala concert at The Piano, tickets are limited and this concert is unmissable.


Featuring the Christchurch Youth Jazz Orchestra and Ngā Reo Tīoriori.

The Christchurch Big Band Festival presents this very special event on the stage at The Piano for one night only. The Gala opens with the debut performance of the Christchurch Youth Jazz Orchestra — an auditioned band put together each year in conjunction with Ara Music Arts and the Christchurch Big Band Festival.

After an intermission Ngā Reo Tīoriori will take the stage led by Lisa Davies (Kāi Tahu) and Gwyn Reynolds. The kaupapa and name of this band represents the language of te reo Māori meeting the language of jazz, and the voices of each musician through their individual instrument and playing.

The performance features fIve kaiwaiata — Sam Hitchens, Byllie-Jean, Henare Kaa, Lisa Tui and Kate Taylor and a full big band, with performance genres ranging from pop to jazz to traditional and original waiata. All songs will be sung in te reo Māori, and the concert will also be MC’d in te reo Māori.

Get your ticket now for this amazing gala concert at The Piano, tickets are limited and this concert is unmissable.


Featuring the Christchurch Youth Jazz Orchestra and Ngā Reo Tīoriori.

The Christchurch Big Band Festival presents this very special event on the stage at The Piano for one night only. The Gala opens with the debut performance of the Christchurch Youth Jazz Orchestra — an auditioned band put together each year in conjunction with Ara Music Arts and the Christchurch Big Band Festival.

After an intermission Ngā Reo Tīoriori will take the stage led by Lisa Davies (Kāi Tahu) and Gwyn Reynolds. The kaupapa and name of this band represents the language of te reo Māori meeting the language of jazz, and the voices of each musician through their individual instrument and playing.

The performance features fIve kaiwaiata — Sam Hitchens, Byllie-Jean, Henare Kaa, Lisa Tui and Kate Taylor and a full big band, with performance genres ranging from pop to jazz to traditional and original waiata. All songs will be sung in te reo Māori, and the concert will also be MC’d in te reo Māori.

Get your ticket now for this amazing gala concert at The Piano, tickets are limited and this concert is unmissable.


October 23, 2022 19:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

CSO | The Call (concert 1)

Concert

Helen Fisher (NZ): Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui)
Mozart: Mitridate Overture K. 87
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major ‘The Hunt’

Martin Riseley - Director
Hannah Darroch - Flute

Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui) is a work by New Zealand composer Helen Fisher and is based on a Māori karakia.

The overture to Mozart’s opera Mitridate, re di Ponto marked the culmination of Mozart’s first trip to Italy.

Schnittke’s extraordinary aptitude to fragment and reassemble various components in new and unanticipated ways is abundantly demonstrated in his 1977 Moz-Art à la Haydn, scored for two violin soloists and small ensemble.

It was directly after meeting Mozart that Haydn wrote The Hunt. Its finale’s whirlwind is suggestive of a hunt and has an almost insane energy.

Helen Fisher (NZ): Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui)
Mozart: Mitridate Overture K. 87
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major ‘The Hunt’

Martin Riseley - Director
Hannah Darroch - Flute

Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui) is a work by New Zealand composer Helen Fisher and is based on a Māori karakia.

The overture to Mozart’s opera Mitridate, re di Ponto marked the culmination of Mozart’s first trip to Italy.

Schnittke’s extraordinary aptitude to fragment and reassemble various components in new and unanticipated ways is abundantly demonstrated in his 1977 Moz-Art à la Haydn, scored for two violin soloists and small ensemble.

It was directly after meeting Mozart that Haydn wrote The Hunt. Its finale’s whirlwind is suggestive of a hunt and has an almost insane energy.

Helen Fisher (NZ): Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui)
Mozart: Mitridate Overture K. 87
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major ‘The Hunt’

Martin Riseley - Director
Hannah Darroch - Flute

Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui) is a work by New Zealand composer Helen Fisher and is based on a Māori karakia.

The overture to Mozart’s opera Mitridate, re di Ponto marked the culmination of Mozart’s first trip to Italy.

Schnittke’s extraordinary aptitude to fragment and reassemble various components in new and unanticipated ways is abundantly demonstrated in his 1977 Moz-Art à la Haydn, scored for two violin soloists and small ensemble.

It was directly after meeting Mozart that Haydn wrote The Hunt. Its finale’s whirlwind is suggestive of a hunt and has an almost insane energy.

October 28, 2022 19:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

CSO | The Call (concert 2)

Concert

Helen Fisher (NZ): Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui)
Mozart: Mitridate Overture K. 87
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major ‘The Hunt’

Martin Riseley - Director
Hannah Darroch - Flute

Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui) is a work by New Zealand composer Helen Fisher and is based on a Māori karakia.

The overture to Mozart’s opera Mitridate, re di Ponto marked the culmination of Mozart’s first trip to Italy.

Schnittke’s extraordinary aptitude to fragment and reassemble various components in new and unanticipated ways is abundantly demonstrated in his 1977 Moz-Art à la Haydn, scored for two violin soloists and small ensemble.

It was directly after meeting Mozart that Haydn wrote The Hunt. Its finale’s whirlwind is suggestive of a hunt and has an almost insane energy.

Helen Fisher (NZ): Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui)
Mozart: Mitridate Overture K. 87
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major ‘The Hunt’

Martin Riseley - Director
Hannah Darroch - Flute

Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui) is a work by New Zealand composer Helen Fisher and is based on a Māori karakia.

The overture to Mozart’s opera Mitridate, re di Ponto marked the culmination of Mozart’s first trip to Italy.

Schnittke’s extraordinary aptitude to fragment and reassemble various components in new and unanticipated ways is abundantly demonstrated in his 1977 Moz-Art à la Haydn, scored for two violin soloists and small ensemble.

It was directly after meeting Mozart that Haydn wrote The Hunt. Its finale’s whirlwind is suggestive of a hunt and has an almost insane energy.

Helen Fisher (NZ): Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui)
Mozart: Mitridate Overture K. 87
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major ‘The Hunt’

Martin Riseley - Director
Hannah Darroch - Flute

Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui) is a work by New Zealand composer Helen Fisher and is based on a Māori karakia.

The overture to Mozart’s opera Mitridate, re di Ponto marked the culmination of Mozart’s first trip to Italy.

Schnittke’s extraordinary aptitude to fragment and reassemble various components in new and unanticipated ways is abundantly demonstrated in his 1977 Moz-Art à la Haydn, scored for two violin soloists and small ensemble.

It was directly after meeting Mozart that Haydn wrote The Hunt. Its finale’s whirlwind is suggestive of a hunt and has an almost insane energy.

October 29, 2022 19:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

NZ Chamber Soloists | Czech Mates

Concert

The New Zealand Chamber Soloists have been performing throughout New Zealand and internationally for more than 15 years since first forming in 2006. Based around a core piano trio, the founding artists combine the talents of Katherine Austin (piano), Lara Hall (violin), and James Tennant (cello).

Since its inception, the New Zealand Chamber Soloists have celebrated the unique voice of New Zealand’s new generation of composers, alongside the works of the classical and 20th century traditions. The group embodies a unique blend of virtuosity, colour and a full-on, spontaneous energy to music old and new.


The programme is titled Czech Mates.

Bohuslav Martinů | Piano Trio No 2 in D minor
Helen Bowater | Fekete Folyó (Black River)
Leoš Janáček | Violin Sonata
Antonin Dvořák | Piano Trio No 3 in F minor, Op 65

The concert is presented in association with Chamber Music NZ.

Also Wellington (19 June) and Upper Hutt (20 June).


The New Zealand Chamber Soloists have been performing throughout New Zealand and internationally for more than 15 years since first forming in 2006. Based around a core piano trio, the founding artists combine the talents of Katherine Austin (piano), Lara Hall (violin), and James Tennant (cello).

Since its inception, the New Zealand Chamber Soloists have celebrated the unique voice of New Zealand’s new generation of composers, alongside the works of the classical and 20th century traditions. The group embodies a unique blend of virtuosity, colour and a full-on, spontaneous energy to music old and new.


The programme is titled Czech Mates.

Bohuslav Martinů | Piano Trio No 2 in D minor
Helen Bowater | Fekete Folyó (Black River)
Leoš Janáček | Violin Sonata
Antonin Dvořák | Piano Trio No 3 in F minor, Op 65

The concert is presented in association with Chamber Music NZ.

Also Wellington (19 June) and Upper Hutt (20 June).


October 30, 2022 14:30   ·   Waikānae Memorial Hall, Waikanae

NZTrio | Legacy 3 (Pah Homestead)

Concert

Shortened version of one hour, no interval with selections from:

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Shortened version of one hour, no interval with selections from:

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Shortened version of one hour, no interval with selections from:

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

November 06, 2022 19:00   ·   Pah Homestead, Auckland

NZTrio | Legacy 3 (Wellington)

Concert

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

November 09, 2022 19:00   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

STROMA | Cage Against the Machine

Concert

EXPLORE OUR GALLERIES OF SOUND

This is no ordinary concert — ‘choose your own adventure’ by exploring simultaneous performances of ambient, spatial music taking place across the gorgeous Toi Art spaces on Levels 4 & 5 of Te Papa.

Spread over 2½ hours, you can come and go as you please. Have a drink at the bar, then wander around the spaces to experience the ‘sound events’. Follow the schedule, or see where your ear takes you. If you position yourself right, you might hear two or three pieces at the same time; if you miss a piece the first time, you can catch it again later in the evening.

Throughout the evening, Stroma will be performing works by renowned composers such as John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney and Alvin Lucier, as well as a selection of works by New Zealand composers. Low-level ambient sonic art by Wellington-based sonic artists will be also performed, mingling with the acoustic sounds of Stroma.

PROGRAMME
Multiple works by John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney, Alvin Lucier, Peter Ablinger, Rachael Morgan, Simon Eastwood, and others tba


EXPLORE OUR GALLERIES OF SOUND

This is no ordinary concert — ‘choose your own adventure’ by exploring simultaneous performances of ambient, spatial music taking place across the gorgeous Toi Art spaces on Levels 4 & 5 of Te Papa.

Spread over 2½ hours, you can come and go as you please. Have a drink at the bar, then wander around the spaces to experience the ‘sound events’. Follow the schedule, or see where your ear takes you. If you position yourself right, you might hear two or three pieces at the same time; if you miss a piece the first time, you can catch it again later in the evening.

Throughout the evening, Stroma will be performing works by renowned composers such as John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney and Alvin Lucier, as well as a selection of works by New Zealand composers. Low-level ambient sonic art by Wellington-based sonic artists will be also performed, mingling with the acoustic sounds of Stroma.

PROGRAMME
Multiple works by John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney, Alvin Lucier, Peter Ablinger, Rachael Morgan, Simon Eastwood, and others tba


EXPLORE OUR GALLERIES OF SOUND

This is no ordinary concert — ‘choose your own adventure’ by exploring simultaneous performances of ambient, spatial music taking place across the gorgeous Toi Art spaces on Levels 4 & 5 of Te Papa.

Spread over 2½ hours, you can come and go as you please. Have a drink at the bar, then wander around the spaces to experience the ‘sound events’. Follow the schedule, or see where your ear takes you. If you position yourself right, you might hear two or three pieces at the same time; if you miss a piece the first time, you can catch it again later in the evening.

Throughout the evening, Stroma will be performing works by renowned composers such as John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney and Alvin Lucier, as well as a selection of works by New Zealand composers. Low-level ambient sonic art by Wellington-based sonic artists will be also performed, mingling with the acoustic sounds of Stroma.

PROGRAMME
Multiple works by John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney, Alvin Lucier, Peter Ablinger, Rachael Morgan, Simon Eastwood, and others tba


November 09, 2022 19:00 — November 09, 2022 21:30   ·   Toi Art @ Te Papa Level 4, Wellington

NZTrio | Legacy 3 (Auckland Town Hall)

Concert

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

November 17, 2022 19:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

Houstoun Plays Saint-Saëns

Concert

SALINA FISHER (NZ): KINTSUGI FOR ORCHESTRA
SAINT-SAËNS: PIANO CONCERTO NO.2 IN G MINOR
TCHAIKOVSKY: SYMPHONY NO.4 IN F MINOR

UWE GRODD Conductor
MICHAEL HOUSTON Piano

Drawing on her Japanese heritage, New Zealand composer Salina Fisher’s Kintsugi is named after the delicate art of repairing a broken item of pottery with gold. Based on her stunning piano trio, this premiere of Kintsugi for Orchestra promises a dazzling depth of colour in its explorations into the fragility and strength of brokenness.

The attractiveness of Saint-Saëns’ music has ensured his place in the canon of French Romantic composers. One of the most popular and frequently performed works in any genre, Saint-Saëns’ virtuosic Piano Concerto No.2 was written in just 17 days, and was premiered with the composer himself on piano. We warmly welcome back Michael Houstoun to perform this masterpiece on the piano.

Dedicated to his patron and friend Nadezhda von Meck, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony resembles a fight against fate and those unbidden forces and feelings that attempt to bar and steal one’s happiness in life. Tchaikovsky explained that it was an echo of his feelings of loneliness during the long ‘lockdown’ of a Russian winter. But ultimately, he leaves the last movement with hope, explaining that joy is a powerful force, and still possible if one looks outside oneself by caring for and rejoicing in the happiness of others.

SALINA FISHER (NZ): KINTSUGI FOR ORCHESTRA
SAINT-SAËNS: PIANO CONCERTO NO.2 IN G MINOR
TCHAIKOVSKY: SYMPHONY NO.4 IN F MINOR

UWE GRODD Conductor
MICHAEL HOUSTON Piano

Drawing on her Japanese heritage, New Zealand composer Salina Fisher’s Kintsugi is named after the delicate art of repairing a broken item of pottery with gold. Based on her stunning piano trio, this premiere of Kintsugi for Orchestra promises a dazzling depth of colour in its explorations into the fragility and strength of brokenness.

The attractiveness of Saint-Saëns’ music has ensured his place in the canon of French Romantic composers. One of the most popular and frequently performed works in any genre, Saint-Saëns’ virtuosic Piano Concerto No.2 was written in just 17 days, and was premiered with the composer himself on piano. We warmly welcome back Michael Houstoun to perform this masterpiece on the piano.

Dedicated to his patron and friend Nadezhda von Meck, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony resembles a fight against fate and those unbidden forces and feelings that attempt to bar and steal one’s happiness in life. Tchaikovsky explained that it was an echo of his feelings of loneliness during the long ‘lockdown’ of a Russian winter. But ultimately, he leaves the last movement with hope, explaining that joy is a powerful force, and still possible if one looks outside oneself by caring for and rejoicing in the happiness of others.

SALINA FISHER (NZ): KINTSUGI FOR ORCHESTRA
SAINT-SAËNS: PIANO CONCERTO NO.2 IN G MINOR
TCHAIKOVSKY: SYMPHONY NO.4 IN F MINOR

UWE GRODD Conductor
MICHAEL HOUSTON Piano

Drawing on her Japanese heritage, New Zealand composer Salina Fisher’s Kintsugi is named after the delicate art of repairing a broken item of pottery with gold. Based on her stunning piano trio, this premiere of Kintsugi for Orchestra promises a dazzling depth of colour in its explorations into the fragility and strength of brokenness.

The attractiveness of Saint-Saëns’ music has ensured his place in the canon of French Romantic composers. One of the most popular and frequently performed works in any genre, Saint-Saëns’ virtuosic Piano Concerto No.2 was written in just 17 days, and was premiered with the composer himself on piano. We warmly welcome back Michael Houstoun to perform this masterpiece on the piano.

Dedicated to his patron and friend Nadezhda von Meck, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony resembles a fight against fate and those unbidden forces and feelings that attempt to bar and steal one’s happiness in life. Tchaikovsky explained that it was an echo of his feelings of loneliness during the long ‘lockdown’ of a Russian winter. But ultimately, he leaves the last movement with hope, explaining that joy is a powerful force, and still possible if one looks outside oneself by caring for and rejoicing in the happiness of others.

November 19, 2022 19:30 — November 19, 2022 21:30   ·   BNZ Theatre, Vodafone Events Centre

NZTrio | Legacy 3 (Waiheke Island)

Concert

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

November 20, 2022 17:00   ·   Whittaker’s Musical Museum, Waiheke Island

STROMA | Bold Sounds

Concert

LINDA DALLIMORE (NZ) | Everything feels different now for ensemble (premiere)
CHARLOTTE BRAY (UK) | Renga Miniatures for ensemble (NZ premiere)
DYLAN LARDELLI (NZ) | New work for ensemble (NZ premiere)
KERIAN VARAINE (NZ) | AN DOOR for ensemble (premiere)
KARLO MARGETIĆ (NZ) | Bricks and Mortar for ensemble (NZ premiere)
IANNIS XENAKIS (GR) | Anaktoria for ensemble


Celebrating what Stroma is all about: big, bold sounds and compelling musical experiences. Five New Zealand composers contribute substantial new works: Linda Dallimore, Gemma Peacocke, Kerian Varaine, Dylan Lardelli and Karlo Margetić. The concert is rounded out by the barnstorming Anaktoria by renowned Greek composer Iannis Xenakis, whose 100th anniversary is being celebrated in 2022.


LINDA DALLIMORE (NZ) | Everything feels different now for ensemble (premiere)
CHARLOTTE BRAY (UK) | Renga Miniatures for ensemble (NZ premiere)
DYLAN LARDELLI (NZ) | New work for ensemble (NZ premiere)
KERIAN VARAINE (NZ) | AN DOOR for ensemble (premiere)
KARLO MARGETIĆ (NZ) | Bricks and Mortar for ensemble (NZ premiere)
IANNIS XENAKIS (GR) | Anaktoria for ensemble


Celebrating what Stroma is all about: big, bold sounds and compelling musical experiences. Five New Zealand composers contribute substantial new works: Linda Dallimore, Gemma Peacocke, Kerian Varaine, Dylan Lardelli and Karlo Margetić. The concert is rounded out by the barnstorming Anaktoria by renowned Greek composer Iannis Xenakis, whose 100th anniversary is being celebrated in 2022.


LINDA DALLIMORE (NZ) | Everything feels different now for ensemble (premiere)
CHARLOTTE BRAY (UK) | Renga Miniatures for ensemble (NZ premiere)
DYLAN LARDELLI (NZ) | New work for ensemble (NZ premiere)
KERIAN VARAINE (NZ) | AN DOOR for ensemble (premiere)
KARLO MARGETIĆ (NZ) | Bricks and Mortar for ensemble (NZ premiere)
IANNIS XENAKIS (GR) | Anaktoria for ensemble


Celebrating what Stroma is all about: big, bold sounds and compelling musical experiences. Five New Zealand composers contribute substantial new works: Linda Dallimore, Gemma Peacocke, Kerian Varaine, Dylan Lardelli and Karlo Margetić. The concert is rounded out by the barnstorming Anaktoria by renowned Greek composer Iannis Xenakis, whose 100th anniversary is being celebrated in 2022.


November 23, 2022 19:30 — November 23, 2022 21:00   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

NZTrio | Legacy 3 (Gisborne)

Concert

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.


Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.


Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.


December 06, 2022 19:00   ·   Lawson Field Theatre, Gisborne

NZTrio | Legacy 3 (Arrowtown)

Concert

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.


Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.


Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.


December 07, 2022 19:30   ·   The Lodge at The Hills, Arrowtown

NZTrio | Legacy 3 (Nelson)

Concert

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.


Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.


Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.


December 09, 2022 19:00   ·   Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR | NZ Opera (concert 1)

Concert

COMPOSER & LYRICIST Tim Finn

TAHITIAN MONOLOGUES Célestine Hitiura Vaite

CO-COMPOSER Tom McLeod

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.

This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.

After a sold out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, we are delighted to present Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua with Orchestra Wellington.

COMPOSER & LYRICIST Tim Finn

TAHITIAN MONOLOGUES Célestine Hitiura Vaite

CO-COMPOSER Tom McLeod

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.

This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.

After a sold out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, we are delighted to present Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua with Orchestra Wellington.

COMPOSER & LYRICIST Tim Finn

TAHITIAN MONOLOGUES Célestine Hitiura Vaite

CO-COMPOSER Tom McLeod

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.

This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.

After a sold out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, we are delighted to present Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua with Orchestra Wellington.

December 09, 2022 20:00   ·   Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR | NZ Opera (concert 2)

Concert

COMPOSER & LYRICIST Tim Finn

TAHITIAN MONOLOGUES Célestine Hitiura Vaite

CO-COMPOSER Tom McLeod

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.

This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.

After a sold out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, we are delighted to present Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua with Orchestra Wellington.

COMPOSER & LYRICIST Tim Finn

TAHITIAN MONOLOGUES Célestine Hitiura Vaite

CO-COMPOSER Tom McLeod

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.

This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.

After a sold out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, we are delighted to present Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua with Orchestra Wellington.

COMPOSER & LYRICIST Tim Finn

TAHITIAN MONOLOGUES Célestine Hitiura Vaite

CO-COMPOSER Tom McLeod

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.

This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.

After a sold out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, we are delighted to present Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua with Orchestra Wellington.

December 11, 2022 20:00   ·   Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua
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