This week, Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s concert, Celebrating Matariki – Whakanuia Matariki, includes a performance of Manaaki, which I co-wrote with Ariana Tikao. This version is adapted for orchestral strings from the original quartet, and features Ariana playing taonga puoro. The conductor is Brent Stewart.
The image is Ariana performing with DSO last year, in Ko te tātai whetū, with Alistair Fraser and Marc Taddei.
The concert also includes music by Larry Pruden, Brigid Bisley, an new commission from Gillian Whitehead, and Mozart.
There are two performances: Saturday 22 July 5pm, and Sunday 23 July, 3pm, both at King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre, Ōtepoti, Aotearoa.