Celebrating the renaissance of taonga puoro (traditional Māori
instruments), 'Tātai Whetū' is a concert that brings together
striking works for taonga puoro and Western instruments.
At the heart of the concert is the world premiere of 'Ko te
Tātai Whetū', a collaboration between vocalist Ariana Tikao and
composer Philip Brownlee. This work, commissioned in 2015 by
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, features Ariana Tikao playing pahū
pounamu, kōauau, pūtātara, small and large pūtōrino and singing
waiata. David Sell reviewed the work thus: "As a melding of two
cultures its success came from the depth and dignity of Ariana
Tikao, who played a selection of traditional Māori instruments and
incorporated a Māori waiata". In our new chamber arrangement, the
intimacy and clarity of the music comes even more to life.
The programme also features collaborative works by other leading
New Zealand composers such as Gillian Whitehead, Dylan Lardelli,
Tristan Carter and Hirini Melbourne.
Our Boosted campaign will help cover our venue, technical and
Join the celebration by donating to our campaign and coming to
the concert on 28 June, 7:30pm Hannah Playhouse, Cambridge Terrace.
Tickets $30/$20 from stroma.co.nz, or at the door.