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Kronos Quartet and Wu Man


Sat 9 Mar 2013, 8:00pm

Where: The Civic, Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Premium: $89.00 ($87.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • Premium friend/conc/group: $83.00 ($81.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • A Res friend/conc/group: $74.00 ($72.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • A Res: $79.00 ($77.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • B Res: $69.00 ($67.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • B Res friend/conc/group: $64.00 ($62.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • C Res: $47.00 ($45.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • Additional fees may apply

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand. By arrangement with Arts Projects Australia

Auckland Arts Festival 2013 welcomes five of the world’s most intrepid musicians to the stage - the world-renowned Kronos Quartet and the extraordinary Chinese pipa virtuoso, Wu Man. For one night only at the Auckland’s Civic Theatre, the classic string quartet will journey into new territory with two thrilling and boundary stretching works, A Chinese Home and Ghost Opera.

A Chinese Home is a mesmerising soundscape and visual journey for string quartet and pipa, conceived by Wu Man, Kronos’ David Harrington and leading theatre director Chen Shi-Zheng, and inspired by the deconstruction and rebuilding in the USA of a late Qing dynasty dwelling.

Written by Academy Award Winning Composer Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Ghost Opera is a reflection on spirituality and ritual through water, metal, stone, paper, incorporating Chinese, American, Tibetan, and English cultures. Bach and Shakespeare are fused with Chinese shadow puppetry and ancient folklore.

This unique, one-off performance with Wu Man is exclusive to Auckland Arts Festival, however the Kronos Quartet are also touring to Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch as part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s Kaleidoscopes 2013 season.

Premium $87 / Premium Friend/Group $81
A Reserve $77 / A Reserve Friend/Group $72
B Reserve $67 / B Reserve Friend/Group $62
C Reserve $45

Book at The EDGE 09 357 3355; 0800 289 842;

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