Fri, 09 Jul, 6.30pm

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Gemma New Conductor
Ariana Tikao Taonga Pūoro and Reo oro
Mere Boynton Reo oro

Ngā Hihi o Matariki (World Premiere)
Composed by Gareth Farr
Lyrics by Mere Boynton and Ariana Tikao
Taonga Pūoro composition by Ariana Tikao

‘Kua haehae ngā hihi o Matariki’ - The rays of Matariki shine brightly in a time of darkness to bring us together with hope for the future. As winter begins, we acknowledge Pūanga, heralding the rising of Matariki into the dawn. 

Ngā Hihi o Matariki is a significant new work of symphonic proportions by Gareth Farr. To celebrate this Māori new year, join us for this sensational pulse-quickening experience - an opportunity to come together in recognition of a celestial event of uniqueness and beauty.

Matariki is part of the NZSO Festival season. It can be included as part of an add-on to your Podium Series subscription or purchased as part of a Festival package. 

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