Nelson Opera in the Park returns to the city, with top New Zealand opera and contemporary singers performing alongside the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
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Kristjan Järvi Conductor
On 21 February
Rasha Rizk Soprano
Mau Dance Company
Górecki Symphony No. 3 Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
On 23 February
Max Richter Infra
Philip Glass Águas da Amazônia
Committed to originality, excellence and making the world a better place through art, the New Zealand Festival every second year transforms Wellington into a buzzing culture zone with three weeks of the finest international and home-grown music, theatre, dance, visual art and writers.
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Performing to New Zealanders is what we do. During lockdown, to keep in touch with our audiences the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra created Engage@Home, a way for our musicians to come together online to continue performing music for everyone.
The NZSO is now proud to present a selection of the music from our online concerts Realising Beethoven, Play Our Part and Shed Series, performed live across several locations in Te Papa.
Realising Beethoven - 10.30am
Throughout the recent lock-down, and during Level 2 - Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen was joined by his fellow musicians from the NZSO to showcase a selection the great composer Beethoven’s chamber works on the 250th anniversary of his birth. Today you can discover snippets of these celebrated pieces with members of the NZSO throughout the central spaces of Te Papa.
10.30am - Poneke Foyer, Level 2
Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, II. Molto Adagio
10.55am Level 6 Balcony
Beethoven Variations on Là ci darem la mano
11.15am Signs of a Nation, Level 4
Beethoven Duett mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern
11.35am Level 4 Café
Beethoven String Trio in D Major, Op. 9 No. 2 II. Andante quasi Allegretto
Play our Part - 12.30pm
At times like these, we all must Play Our Part. A fitting title to the online series that NZSO launched following nationwide lockdown on 25 March, today throughout the central spaces of Te Papa you will hear some favourite player picks from the Wednesday night streamed series that features all sorts of wonderful music from the NZSO whānau.
12.30pm - Poneke Foyer, Level 2
Giovanni Sollima Arboreto Salvatico I. Il Tasso II. Il Pino
12.50pm - Level 6 Balcony
1.10pm - Signs of a Nation, Level 4
Traditional Pibroch Mackintosh's lament
1.20pm - Level 4 Café
JS Bach Violin Sonata No. 3 III. Largo
1.30pm - Te Taaiao Nature, Level 2
Prokofiev Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, I. Andante cantabile II. Allegro
1.45pm - Level 4 Café
WF Bach Duet No. 4 for 2 Flutes, II. Lamentabile
Shed Series - 2.45pm
Based on the acclaimed live series held at Shed 6 just down the waterfront, explore some small, diverse, and dynamic works with NZSO players through thecentral spaces of Te Papa, curated by NZSO’s Principal Conductor in Residence - Hamish McKeich.
2.45pm - Te Taaiao Nature, Level 2
3pm - Level 4 Café
Reich Music for Pieces of Wood
3.15pm - Signs of a Nation, Level 4
Rosie Langabeer drawing fire from the well
3.35pm - Level 6 Balcony
Salina Fisher Reflect
3.50pm Poneke Foyer, Level 2
David Long Needing a Long Long Walk
More details coming soon.