26 Jun 2020

VIDEO: NZSO Ngū Kīoro… Harikoa Ake – celebrating togetherness

From Music Alive, 6:30 pm on 26 June 2020

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

PSATHAS: Tarantismo

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