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Made in New Zealand - Wonderland

When:

Fri 25 May 2012, 6:30pm

Where: Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: NZSO

Brown - Celestial Bodies
Cresswell - Concerto for String Quartet
Whitehead - Alice

Hamish McKeich - conductor
Helen Medlyn - soprano
NZ String Quartet

In association with FishHead magazine, the annual Made in New Zealand concert brings together our most innovative and vibrant composers, musicians and artists to showcase our voices, our experiences and our histories.

Merging music and media, Chris Cree Brown’s spectacular Celestial Bodies contemplates the heavens above through the machinations of the orchestra, electro-acoustic sounds and images from artist Julia Morrison.

Lyell Cresswell’s work searches for agreement between the complex and the approachable. He calls his Concerto for String Quartet one of his most important works and brings together two national treasures to perform it – the NZSO and NZ String Quartet.

Travelling alone and desperately unwell, Alice Adcock made an extraordinary voyage from Manchester to New Zealand in 1909. Her story of survival is performed by the spectacular Helen Medlyn, for whom Gillian Whitehead’s exceptional cantata Alice was composed. Whitehead’s moving music captures the humour, despair and uncertainties of life in an unknown land.

Individual tickets on sale 13 January 2012. NZSO Season Tickets available now. To find out about the benefits of becoming a Season Ticket Holder please visit www.nzso.co.nz or contact NZSO Client Services - 0800 479 674.

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