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  • Sun 24 Mar ’13, 7:00pm


Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $45.00
  • Friend/conc/group: $41.00

NZTrio (Aotearoa/New Zealand).

Convergence is a dynamic Auckland Arts Festival 2013 concert that weaves together Western, Eastern and Māori musical traditions, presented by some of contemporary classical music’s cross-cultural innovators. The popular and genre-busting NZTrio will be joined by master taonga pūoro (Māori traditional musical instruments) practitioner Horomona Horo in a programme comprising four works: the premiere of a revised version of Nga kete e toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, Su Xie Si Ti (Four Sketches) by Gao Ping, Chen Yi’s Tibetan Tunes and the world premiere of Victoria Kelly’s newest work, Toi Huarewa/Suspended Way.

Convergence provides a window through which the audience can look back on ancient music and traditions, and forward to a new world where sounds and cultures meet. The audience will be transported across the globe - from Gao Ping’s expressive work that encapsulates the composer’s experiences of eastern rituals, to the rich and lyrical Tibetan sounds of Chen Yi - then through time to Gareth Farr’s reworking of his 2009 ‘conversation’ between instruments of Māori and Pākehā culture in the mythical journey of Tane ascending to the heavens to acquire the three kete (baskets) of knowledge. In the world premiere of Toi Huarewa/Suspended Way, composer Victoria Kelly expresses our own time and place, exploring how the ancient language of taonga pūoro and the traditional and contemporary language of piano trio illuminate each other.

Gareth Farr/Richard Nunns (NZ): Nga kete e toru ;
(Premiere of revised work);
Gao Ping (China/NZ): Su Xie Si Ti (Four Sketches) ;
Chen Yi (China/USA): Tibetan Tunes;
Victoria Kelly (NZ): Toi Huarewa/ Suspended Way (world premiere).

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