11 Oct 2018

Ross HARRIS: Orowaru (première)

From Music Alive, 8:00 pm on 11 October 2018

Ross Harris’ newly-commissioned work conjures up the depths and shallows of the trout fishing havens of Aotearoa.

Monique Lapins (violin), Gillian Ansell (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cello), Hiroshi Ikematsu (double bass), Piers Lane (piano)

Ross Harris

Ross Harris Photo: Gareth Watkins / Lilburn Trust / Wallace Arts Trust

As one of New Zealand’s most eminent composers, Ross Harris’ works span contemporary classical genres, including chamber music, symphonic music, opera, klezmer, and electronic music.

'Orowaru' (the rippling sound of water) is an evocation of the sounds of trout fishing rivers around Turangi, Lake Taupō New Zealand.

There are three linked sections with the titles taken from three rivers in the area:

  • Hineaiaia River
  • Waipehi Stream
  • Tongariro River

There is some birdsong and maybe the odd taniwha!

Recorded 11 October 2018, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert

A Chamber Music New Zealand concert

Producer: David McCaw

Engineer: Darryl Stack