BENJAMIN NORTHEY | chief conductor
TE AHIKAAROA | kapa haka
LIOR ATTAR | tenor
PIETA HEXTALL / PARAONE / TUKARIRI / TE AHIKAAROA | He Ngākau Aroha *
NIGEL WESTLAKE / LIOR ATTAR | Compassion **
* World premiere
** NZ premiere
We open this special concert with the world premiere of a work for kapa haka and orchestra developed in collaboration between Pieta Hextall, Savanah Tukariri, Kerepeti Paraone, and Te Ahikaaroa.
Compassion draws from the rich worlds of Islam and Judaism to present a collection of profound and poetic messages surrounding the idea of compassion between human beings. Sung in Hebrew and Arabic, this deeply moving and powerful work weaves together the mesmerising voice of Lior with the sounds of the symphony orchestra.
March 14, 2020 7:30PM
Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch
Tickets start from $23