Gareth Farr: Nga Hihi o Matariki

Ngā Hihi o Matariki is a significant work of symphonic proportions by Gareth Farr together with Ariana Tikao and Mere Boynton. Celebrating Māori new year, it recognises a celestial event of uniqueness and beauty.


1 hour 2 minute

Performance date

July 2021


Gareth Farr
Gemma New
Taonga Pūoro
Ariana Tikao
Mere Boynton

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Gareth Farr Ngā Hihi o Matariki
Lyrics by Mere Boynton and Ariana Tikao
Taonga Pūoro composition by Ariana Tikao

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

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.

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