"Transfigured Night" - Chamber Music New Zealand

20th March 2021
7:30 - 9:00pm
The Philip Carter Family Concert Hall
Tickets available via Chamber Music NZ website
$24 - $54

Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his adaptation of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life (both literally and figuratively), the duality of conflict and resolution, and ultimately the reconciliation of one with the universe. Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic String Sextet, this night of intensity, intimacy and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and the New Zealand String Quartet in a striking theatrical journey of courage, strength, and human warmth.

Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl violin
Monique Lapins violin
Gillian Ansell viola
Serenity Thurlow viola
Rolf Gjelsten cello
Ken Ichinose cello