Thu, 10 Mar | St Mary of the Angels, Wellington

Hine-pū-te-hue

Presented by the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts in partnership with the Adam Chamber Music Festival, Hine-pū-te-hue celebrates the fusion of taonga pūoro and string quartet, marking the 20th anniversary of the first ever composition that combines these instruments.
Hine-pū-te-hue

Time & Location

10 Mar, 7:30 pm – 8:35 pm NZDT
St Mary of the Angels, Wellington, 17 Boulcott Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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.

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