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*Postponed* Toru Whā: NZTrio with Horomona Horo

27 Jun 2022
6.30pm - 9.45pm
Concert in celebration of Matariki featuring NZTrio with guest artist Horomona Horo
Event type: 
Cultural, Live event, Music
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland War Memorial Museum The Auckland Domain Parnell Auckland 1010


**Regretfully Toru Whā has been postponed due to illness. A new date will be announced once confirmed, and ticket holders will be advised. All tickets will remain valid. To arrange a refund, please contact:**

In this one-off performance fusing the modern with the traditional, explore the meaning of Matariki in contemporary Aotearoa through enchanting pieces written especially for NZTrio by Kiwi composers.

Toru Whā breathes musical life into Māori mythology with compelling works by Gareth Farr, Richard Nunns and Victoria Kelly. These tales are interwoven with pieces by Dame Gillian Whitehead, Jeremy Mayall and Martin Lodge, and bound together by Horomona Horo with masterful call and response on taonga pūoro in celebration of Ka Rewa a Matariki - the Rise of Matariki.

Described as a “national treasure” and “New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble” (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm kiwi stage presence. Any preconceptions of classical music being stuffy or intimidating are smashed by edgy repertoire, venue ambiance, and post-concert manaakitanga. Bringing together three incredibly accomplished artists: Amalia Hall, Ashley Brown and Somi Kim, every NZTrio performance powerfully reaffirms the importance and cathartic nature of a live musical experience in today’s digital world. Expect to be affected. 

This event is suitable for adults aged 18 and over. 

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Auckland Museum

26 May 2022