Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki

20jul2:00 pmToru Whā, Ka Rewa a MatarikiPalmerston North

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Chamber Music NZ presents NZTrio in collaboration with Horomona Horo in Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki – a beautifully curated one-hour performance of works written especially for NZTrio by kiwi composers, celebrating and exploring the meaning of Matariki in modern day Aotearoa.

Captain Cook arrived on the shores of Aotearoa in 1769, marking this year the 250th anniversary of those first encounters between Māori and European. It presents an engagement between the two cultures illustrated by the combination of instrumentation (taonga pūoro and piano trio – firstly heard distinctly in dialogue and finally coming together as a unified ensemble), composers (Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, Victoria Kelly, Martin Lodge, Richard Nunns, Jeremy Mayall, and Gareth Farr) performers (Amalia Hall, Somi Kim, Ashley Brown and Horomona Horo), music, culture, presentation and approach. This performance contemplates and invites discussion on those first encounters and the resulting effects on our culture, and also the significance of Matariki in our Aotearoa/New Zealand today.


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