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New Zealand String Quartet with Richard Nunns


New Zealand String Quartet with Richard Nunns

  • Date: Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 6pm
  • Venue: St John's Anglican Church (Launceston) — 157 St John St, Launceston, TAS
  • Series: This event is part of the Ten Days on the Island '11 series
  • Tickets: Adult: $46 | Concession: $41 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Within a programme bookended by classics of the string quartet repertoire, Puhake ki te rangi (spouting to the skies) is the Australian premiere of a 21st century New Zealand work. The taonga puoro used in this piece are mostly made from whale bone or bone from the albatross, the whale’s avian counterpart.

Written in 2006 the piece reflects the extreme range and changing pattern of whale song. Composer Gillian Whitehead was inspired by the image of a whale in Campbell Island waters, allowing seal pups at play to slide down her flanks over and over again, until, tiring of the game, she flips them gently away.

Featured non-Australian music: Beethoven, Gareth Farr, Smetana

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 6233 5700 or by email to info@tendaysontheisland.com

Featured Australian Works

Puhake ki te rangi (string quartets with maori instruments) by Gillian Whitehead
— performed by Richard Nunns and New Zealand String Quartet

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