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April 18, 2008 5:30PM • Wellington Town Hall

Exploring Antarctica


This concert features the World Premiere of "Gareth Farr":/contributor/composer/1040 's Terra Incognita , a work commissioned by NZ Artists in Antarctica. Proceeds from the concert will go towards the international campaign to save Capt. R F Scott's expedition base at Cape Evans.

The other Antarctic pieces include a Suite from Vaughan Williams Scott of the Antarctic and Peter Maxwell Davies Symphony No 8 'Antarctic'. Conductor is Paul MacAlindin and Paul Whelan (bass-baritone), Mike Newman (video artist) and the Orpheus Choir (music director Michael Fulcher) also feature in the concert.

The NZSO’s original plan to celebrate the New Zealand and British Artists in Antarctica scheme has 'snowballed'.

While, for music-lovers, this concert is the centrepiece of the Antarctic festival, all around Wellington there will also be talks and exhibitions by 10 participants in the Artists in Antarctica scheme, and The New Dowse gallery in Lower Hutt will exhibit Antarctic works from the week before the concert. The Embassy theatre is joining the celebrations with a screening of the original Scott of the Antarctic film. Even Scott Base will take part, via a live satellite link during the NZSO’s performance.

Poet Bill Manhire, writer Margaret Mahy, photographer Andris Apse, painter/photographer Grahame Sydney, painter Dick Frizzell and composer "Chris Cree Brown":/contributor/composer/1022 are just some of the huge range of artists in many media taking part. More information "here":

Start time

April 18, 2008 5:30PM


Wellington Town Hall
New Zealand