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Made in New Zealand Wonderland

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Saturday, June 09, 2012

8:00 PM

Auckland Town Hall

From $15.00

Age Restrictions
All Ages

Brown Celestial Bodies
Cresswell Concerto for String Quartet
Whitehead Alice

Hamish McKeich Conductor
Helen Medlyn Mezzo Soprano
NZ String Quartet

A highlight of the musical year, the annual Made in New Zealand concert brings together our most innovative and vibrant composers, musicians and artists to showcase our voices, our experiences and our histories.

Merging music and media, Chris Cree Brown’s spectacular Celestial Bodies contemplates the heavens above through the machinations of the orchestra, electro-acoustic sounds and images from artist Julia Morrison.

Lyell Cresswell’s work searches for agreement between the complex and the approachable. He calls his Concerto for String Quartet one of his most important works and brings together two national treasures to perform it - the NZSO and NZ String Quartet.

Travelling alone and desperately unwell, Alice Adcock made an extraordinary voyage from Manchester to New Zealand in 1909. Her story of survival is performed by the spectacular Helen Medlyn, for whom Gillian Whitehead’s exceptional cantata Alice was composed. Whitehead’s moving music captures the humour, despair and uncertainties of life in an unknown land.

Ticketing Information
Child (6 - 18 years if still at school)
Concession (Senior Citizen 65+)
Family prices* (2 adult/2 Child or 1 adult/2 child)
Wheelchair Companion* (free ticket for companion)
*Only available from the call centre or box office, call 09 357 3355

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