Sat, 19 Mar | St Mary of the Angels, Wellington

Voice of the Whale

Presented by the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts in partnership with the Adam Chamber Music Festival, the groundbreaking 'Vox Balaenae' or 'Voice of the Whale' by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award winner George Crumb amplifies flute, cello and piano, mirroring sounds from the deep.
Voice of the Whale

Time & Location

19 Mar, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm NZDT
St Mary of the Angels, Wellington, 17 Boulcott Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

About the event

The groundbreaking Vox Balaenae or Voice of the Whale by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award winner George Crumb amplifies flute, cello and piano, mirroring sounds from the deep. Performed by masked players, Crumb uses innovative instrumental and vocal effects to surprise. You won’t believe your ears.

Brazilian composer Heitor Villa- Lobos’ Assobio a Jato or Jet Whistle beautifully juxtaposes the flute and cello — true to his style of combining Brazilian melodic and rhythmic elements with Western classical music.

Rounding out the programme with Bacewicz’s Violin Sonata No. 4 and Rachmaninoff’s Trio elegiaque No.1 in G minor, let yourself be swept away by the emotions of Eastern Europe.

George Crumb Voice of the Whale

Villa-Lobos Assobio a Jato (The Jet Whistle)

Grażyna Bacewicz Violin Sonata No. 4

Rachmaninoff Trio elegiaque No. 1 in G minor

Featuring

Nicola Melville Piano

Andrew Beer Violin

Bridget Douglas Flute

Rolf Gjelsten Cello

Kua rongo tātou ki taua korero rā, e kore koe e whakapono ki tāu i kite ai. I konei i tēnei whakaaturanga nei, ko ō taringa kē te mea kāore e whakaponotia. Hei tā te toki nei, hei tā Pulitzer Prize, he whakakākā i ngā rongo o te moana nui, koia i kīa ai tēnei whakaaturanga, ko Te Reo o te Tohoraha.

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