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July 28, 2019 7:00PM • The Piano, Christchurch

NZTrio and Horomona Horo | Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki


CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki

We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.

Presented as part of the 2019 Christchurch Arts Festival

Start time

July 28, 2019 7:00PM


The Piano, Christchurch
156 Armagh Street