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March 10, 2022 7:30PM • St Mary of the Angels, Wellington



This event is cancelled due to the Red light setting. Read more here.

New Zealand String Quartet
Horomona Horo - taonga puoro
Michael Endres - piano

Philip Brownlee and Ariana Tikao: Manaaki
Gillian Whitehead: Hine-pū-te-hue
Amy Beach: Piano Quintet, Op. 67

Hine-pū-te-hue celebrates the fusion of taonga pūoro (Māori musical instruments) and string quartet, marking the 20th anniversary of the first ever composition that combines these instruments by Dame Gillian Whitehead.

Premiering prior to this seminal work and also commissioned by the Festival is a new piece for the same instrumentation by pūoro specialists Philip Brownlee (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Toa Rangatira) and award winning waiata writer/singer Ariana Tikao (Kāi Tahu).

And finally rediscover the neglected genius of American late Romantic composer Amy Beach, a prodigy and groundbreaking musician. Her hyper-Romantic piano quintet is full of lush textures, lyrical writing and a range of expressive moods.

There is a post-show artist talk with composers Dame Gillian Whitehead and Philip Brownlee.

Start time

March 10, 2022 7:30PM


St Mary of the Angels, Wellington