C07 Kia Ora Kiwi
May 1, 2022
7.30pm - 9.10pm (including interval)
Printers Way, Kingston ACT 2604
Ko Hikurangi, ko Putahi ōku maunga.
Hikurangi and Putahi are the mountains of my people
Ko Waiapu, ko Wairoro ōku awa
Waiapu and Wairoro are the rivers, the waters of my people
Ko Horouta, ko Mataatua ōku waka
Horouta and Mataatua are the vessels/canoes of my people
Ko Porourangi, ko Rahiri ōku rangatira
Porourangi and Rahiri were the chief’s who lead my people
Ko Ngati Porou, ko Nga Puhi ōku iwi
Ngati Porou and Nga Puhi are my peoples
Ko Uepohatu, ko Te Uri o Hua ōku hapū
Uepohatu and Te Uri o Hua are my families village’s
Ko Ruataupare, ko Kohewhata ōku marae
Ruataupare and Kohewhata are my ancestral houses
Horomona Horo, one of the gentle giants of Māori music on the international stage. Together with the New Zealand String Quartet, making their welcome return to Canberra, Horomona engages in a delicate dance of purpose and gesture that is the story of music in the land of the long white cloud. This evocative program, featuring New Zealand’s musical heavyweights, uniquely combines string quartet culture at its best with the ancient sounds of the Māori instruments.
Phil Brownlee/Ariana Tikao: Manaaki (2022)
Salina Fisher: Torino – echoes on pūtōrino improvisation by Rob Thorne (2016)
Gareth Farr: Te Koanga (2017)
— Interval —
Traditional Māori music
Gillian Whitehead: Hine-pū-te-hue (2001)
Horomona Horo, taonga pūoro
New Zealand String Quartet
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Artist Horomona Horo
Artist New Zealand String Quartet
Celebrating its 35th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.
The group's extensive discography includes the complete quartets of Mendelssohn, Bartok, Berg, Brahms, Janacek and Lilburn on the Naxos label, works by Ravel, Debussy, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, Wolf, Tan Dun, Takemitsu, Gao Ping, and Zoltan Szekely as well as many NZ compositions.
The Quartet tours regularly in the UK, Europe and North America as well as to Mexico, Curaçao, Japan, Korea, and China, and made many visits to Australia, including the festivals in Townsville and Canberra.
As Quartet-in-Residence and teachers at the New Zealand School of Music Te Kōkī at Victoria University of Wellington since 1991, as well as running two intensive chamber music courses annually, the Quartet has had a profound effect on generations of New Zealand’s string players and composers.