Tuwhare: NZTrio & Kirsten Te Rito

09dec7:30 pmTuwhare: NZTrio & Kirsten Te RitoThe Opera House Wellington

Event Details

Presented by: Toi Maori Art Market 2016

“…a fantastic document of not only New Zealand music,  but also New Zealand art and culture.” – nzmusic.com

In this special tenth anniversary concert, top recording artists from around the country bring music to the words of renowned and much-loved New Zealand writer Hone Tuwhare.

From Whirimako Black to Warren Maxwell (Trinity Roots), WAI and NZ Trio/Kirsten Te Rito to Goldenhorse and strawpeople, 12 recording artists transform Tuwhare’s words into lyrics for songs that cover a wide range of styles, capturing the diversity in both his writing and in New Zealand music.

Each poem is moulded to the artist’s characteristic style – Don McGlashan uses euphonium and piano to interpret the moody “Rain”, while strawpeople “could easily count its contribution…among its finer moments” (Otago Daily Times). Te Kupu (Upper Hutt Posse) and folk songstress Amiria Grenell will also lend their unique voices to this exciting project.

Tickets from $25.50.



(Friday) 7:30 pm UTC+12:00


The Opera House, Wellington