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May 25, 2015 5:30PM

APO | Letters in Wartime


On 24 May 1915, the Gallipoli armistice allowed both sides to bury their dead after a month of fierce fighting. Exactly 100 years later, the APO presents a new work by APO Composer-in-Residence Kenneth Young, commemorating this historic event.

The concert also features four new pieces by emerging NZ composers, created for the centenary of New Zealanders’ involvement in World War I. Setting the texts of letters written from the front by New Zealand soldiers, they represent four very different responses by contemporary New Zealanders to this watershed moment in our national story.

Hamish McKeich | Conductor Jo Brookbanks | Presenter Jarvis Dams, Elizabeth Mandeno and Milla Dickens | Singers St Kentigern College | Choir

Kenneth Young | Gallipoli Armistice Commemoration Callum Blackmore | The First Time I stood Louise Webster | Where Moons Circle and Burn Jonathan Mandeno | Au Revoir Rachael Morgan | Seeking Answers to the Riddle

Listen to Kenneth Young and Jonathan Mandeno discuss the work here >>

Start time

May 25, 2015 5:30PM


Auckland War Memorial Museum


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