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.
3 Jul 2021 – 10 Jul 2021
4 Jul 2021 – 11 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021 – 31 Jul 2021
BENEE is teaming up with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) for a season of spectacular shows that will bring her award-winning songs to life in an amazing new symphonic setting.=