Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki (Three Four, The Rise of Matariki) sees three of New Zealand's most internationally renowned musicians — Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), and Somi Kim (piano) — joined on-stage by taonga puoro master and composer, Horomona Horo.
The quartet will use instrumentation to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the arrival of Captain Cook, showing the engagement between two cultures. The exchange will start as a dialogue between taonga pūoro and piano trio, and end as a unified ensemble.
This beautifully curated collection of works features compositions from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, Victoria Kelly, Martin Lodge, Richard Nunns, Jeremy Mayall, and Gareth Farr.
NZTrio is renowned for its outstanding skill, diverse repertoire and vibrant Kiwi stage presence. In 2017, the group received the Vodafone NZ Music Award for Classical Artist of the Year.
For contemporary music at its dynamic best, this extraordinary collaboration is a must see.