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About the event
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.
Philip Brownlee and Ariana Tikao Commission Gillian Whitehead Hine-pū-te-hue Amy Beach Piano Quintet, Op. 67
There is a post-show artist talk with composers Dame Gillian Whitehead and Philip Brownlee.
He whakaaturanga tēnei nā Dame Whitehead, ko Hine-pū-te-hue te ingoa, he mea whakaranu tēnei i ngā puoro māori tawhito ngā puoro rakuraku o te ao Pākehā.