Three masterfully curated events. Three breathtaking locations. Three venues designed to capture the very beauty of sound itself. The environment nurtures us, the landscapes sway us, the mountains fuel us - but the music connects us.
Designed for the young and the old, the new to chamber music and the long-standing enthusiasts alike, the 2021 AWE Festival is about forging connections and sharing experiences, providing a new stage for classical music in our beautiful region.
Mata-au (Wanaka) — Fri 15th Oct, 7.30pm
Confluence (Cromwell) — Sat 16th Oct, 7.30pm
Kawarau (Queenstown) — Sun 17th Oct, 5pm
More than a series of intertwined live events in Wanaka, Cromwell and Queenstown, we are a platform for the arts in our stunning region and a spark for creativity to come. Find out what we stand for and take your seat at the inaugural AWE Festival.
Follow the journey of our five composers — Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Clara Wieck, Reena Esmail and our NZ Composer-in-Residence Salina Fisher — whose works intertwine throughout our three 2021 AWE Festival performances.
Experience classical music like never before, in a series of intimate settings that invite you to be still, be inspired, and be a part of the very music itself.
October 15, 2021 7:00PM
October 17, 2021 7:00PM
Wanaka, Cromwell, and Queenstown
Rippon Hall (Wanaka), Cloudy Bay Shed (Cromwell), and Queenstown Memorial Centre (Queenstown)