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Sun, 01 May


Fitters' Workshop

Kia Ora Kiwi

This event is part of the Canberra International Music Festival. Taonga pūoro expert, Horomona Horo, with the NZSQ present a unique combination of string quartet culture at its best with the ancient sounds of the Māori instruments.

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Kia Ora Kiwi
Kia Ora Kiwi

Time & Location

01 May 2022, 7:30 pm – 9:10 pm

Fitters' Workshop, Printers Way, Kingston ACT 2604, Australia

About the event

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 – new work

Salina Fisher: Torino

Gareth Farr: Te Koanga


Traditional Māori music

Gillian Whitehead: Hine-pu-te-hue


Horomona Horo, taonga pūoro

New Zealand String Quartet

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