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Chamber Music New Zealand, Wellington Museum, and Pātaka Art + Museum are joining forces this Matariki to present family concerts that weave the hauntingly beautiful music of taonga puoro and traditional chamber music instruments in a unique homage to Matariki.
Cultures will meld in a beautiful sound fusion as we join internationally acclaimed New Zealand String Quartet, ngā taonga puoro artist Alistair Fraser, Te Reo Māori performer and composer Ariana Tikao, and students from Virtuoso Strings Orchestra, Porirua, for this uplifting performance. This will be a sensory feast that re-affirms our place in the universe.
Shut your eyes and open your ears as the music of Aotearoa intertwines.
Friday 16 June – two performances at Wellington Museum (6pm & 8pm)
Saturday 17 June – one performance at Pātaka Art + Museum (2pm)
Watch, Listen, Learn
Tuia by Ariana Tikao
Bridges by Craig Utting
Te Haeata by Ariana Tikao
Matariki by Ariana Tikao arr. Craig Utting
Tōrino – echoes on pūtōrino improvisations by Rob Thorne By Salina Fisher
Titi Whakatai Arorua by Ariana Tikao
Te Tai-o-Rehua by Gareth Farr
Tuia-Stitched by Ariana Tikao
Peninsular by Ariana Tikao arr. Craig Utting
Duration: 1 hour approx.