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FIRST LIGHT

Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Generously supported by the Turnovsky Endowment Trust.


Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as Aotearoa marks the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year. 


Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with meditative works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

 

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…”

John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

 

FIRST LIGHT: PROGRAMMES

*All programmes will be ca. 70 minutes, without interval

REFLECTION
PROGRAMME ONE

Martinborough, Auckland (Devonport), Akaroa, Tauranga, Blenheim, Wellington (Hunter Council Chamber)

Meditations on our place in the world.

NATALIE HUNT Matariki 
ANTON WEBERN Quartet 1905
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
BENJAMIN BRITTEN Three Divertimenti

REGENERATION
PROGRAMME TWO

Auckland (Parnell), Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington (Public Trust Hall), Nelson

From darkness and loss come new beginnings.


LYELL CRESSWELL Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ String Quartet No.5
ROBERT SCHUMANN String Quartet in a minor, Op.41, No. 1 



Programme Two is dedicated to the memory of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend. 

RELEASE

PROGRAMME THREE

Timaru, Napier, Blenheim, Hamilton, Wellington (Hunter Council Chamber)

Looking to the first light of a new dawn.


W.A. MOZART Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
WILLIAM WALTON String Quartet in a minor
DAVID FLYNN “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

 

NATIONAL TOUR 2022 DATES

Generously supported by the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

12 JUNE 2022 - PROGRAMME 1

2:30pm | Martinborough Town Hall

17 JUNE 2022 - PROGRAMME 2

7:30pm | Auckland, Jubilee Hall, Parnell Community Centre

18 JUNE 2022 - PROGRAMME 1

3:00pm | Auckland, Holy Trinity Church Devonport

29 JUNE 2022 - PROGRAMME 2

7:30pm | Dunedin, Knox Church

30 JUNE 2022 - PROGRAMME 3

7:30pm | Timaru, Aigantighe Gallery

2 JULY 2022 - PROGRAMME 1

3:00pm | Akaroa, St Peter's Church

3 JULY 2022 - PROGRAMME 2

4:00pm | Christchurch, CoCa Gallery

7 JULY 2022 - PROGRAMME 1

7:30pm | Tauranga, Baycourt X Space

8 JULY 2022 - PROGRAMME 3

7:30pm | Napier, Church Road Winery

13 JULY 2022 - PROGRAMME 2

7:30pm | Wellington, Public Trust Hall

16 JULY 2022 - PROGRAMME 2

7:30pm | Nelson, Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

17 JULY 2022 - PROGRAMMES 1 & 3

1:00pm & 4:00pm | Blenheim, Cloudy Bay Winery

22 JULY 2022 - PROGRAMME 3

7:30pm | Hamilton, Te Whare Tāpere Iti (Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts)

24 JULY 2022 - PROGRAMMES 1 & 3

2:30pm & 5:00pm | Wellington, Hunter Council Chamber