9 Jul 2021

LIVE VIDEO: Matariki

From Music Alive, 6:30 pm on 9 July 2021

‘Kua haehae ngā hihi o Matariki’ - The rays of Matariki shine brightly in a time of darkness to bring us together with hope for the future. As winter begins, we acknowledge Pūanga, heralding the rising of Matariki into the dawn.

Watch and listen here:


'Ngā Hihi o Matariki' is a significant new work of symphonic proportions by Gareth Farr to celebrate the Māori new year, an opportunity to come together in recognition of a celestial event of uniqueness and beauty.


Gareth FARR: Ngā Hihi o Matariki

Lyrics by Mere Boynton and Ariana Tikao

Ariana Tikao (taonga pūoro and reo oro), Mere Boynton (reo oro), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gemma New

Audio by RNZ Concert

Video by Latitude Creative