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Zealandia Ecosanctuary

Sounds of the Sanctuary - Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts

A thoughtfully curated programme evoking the beauty of nature and birdsong against the stunning backdrop of the Zealandia Ecosanctuary.

Sounds of the Sanctuary - Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts
Sounds of the Sanctuary - Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts

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03 Mar 2024, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Zealandia Ecosanctuary, 53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

About the event

Immerse yourself in the Sounds of the Sanctuary, a thoughtfully curated programme evoking the beauty of nature and birdsong by the “spellbinding” (Otago Daily Times) New Zealand String Quartet.

Acclaimed New Zealand Composer Gareth Farr's Te Kōanga (Spring or planting season), celebrates life and regeneration with an “extraordinary evocation of stillness and gentle birdsong” (Stuff). Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet, Op. 64, No.5, The Lark showcases melodies that soar like thriving bird life. Dame Gillian Whitehead’s Poroporoaki (farewell) explores taonga puoro improvisations and honours Aotearoa’s cultural and natural heritage.

And finally, Antonín Dvořák's String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, the American Quartet captures the spirit of exploration, reflecting the diverse ecosystems within the sanctuary.

Live at Zealandia, Sounds of the Sanctuary celebrates and connects us to the natural world through the power of music.

Presented as part of the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2024 programme.

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