The NZSO and guests performed to sold-out concert hall with a live broadcast and livestream video from the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.
Ngū Kīoro… Harikoa Ake celebrated the enormous effort New Zealanders made to protect the vulnerable and eliminate COVID-19.
Two-thousand concert-goers and many more on the radio and online heard the orchestra’s triumphant return to to the concert stage, one of the first around the world. The programme brought together music from European and Maori traditions, contemporary and traditional in a celebration of New Zealand music-making.
Watch the video again here:
FARR: From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs: I. The Invocation of the Sea
BIZET: Carmen Suite No 1: VI. Les Toreadors
BIZET: Carmen, Parle-moi de ma mère
BIZET: Carmen Suite No 2: VI. Danse Bohème
Maisey RIKA: Tangaroa Whakamautai
Maisey RIKA: Taku Mana
PUCCINI: La Bohème, Si, mi chiamano Mimi
PUCCINI: La Bohème, O soave fanciulla
VERDI : Otello, Niun mi tema
R STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op 59
TOMOANA: Pōkarekare Ana
Eliza Boom (soprano), Simon O'Neill (tenor), Maisey Rika (vocals), Horomona Horo (taonga pūoro), Voices New Zealand, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich
From the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington