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Sat Mar 26th, 2022

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What does it mean to be alive, knowing that life is finite?

Poignantly shaped around poetry byBill Manhire, Sam Hunt, Chloe Honum, Ian Wedde, and James K Baxter, and inspired by the visual language of photographerAnne Noble, this world premiere work from award-winning composer VictoriaKelly explores one of the most ancient musical forms, the Requiem, and takes it to new secular and spiritual heights.

In contemplating our existence, the natural world, and feelings of wonder, loss, longing, desire, and surrender, Kelly has created a rare orchestral and choral work of great beauty and power featuring the exquisite voices of Simon O’Neill and Jayne Tankersley.

Ātahu– a work for taonga puoro and orchestra by Ruby Solly – is a second, much-anticipated world premiere that will be performed in the same evening.

Complementing the two debuts will be performances of Debussy’s Nocturnes and one of Mahler's Rückert-Lieder, ‘Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen’. This rich concert promises to be a highlight of the Festival, one that will truly touch the soul and lift the spirit.

Pre-show talk at 6:00pm

classical, Maianginui, ruby solly, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Victoria Kelly, Debussy, Mahler, Simon O’Neill, Jayne Tankersley

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