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NZTrio: Tectonic Uprising

NZTrio: Tectonic Uprising


  • Sun 15 Dec, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $53.00
  • Students: $28.00
  • AAG Members: $43.00
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Join the newly reformed NZTrio at Auckland Art Gallery for the 3rd in its 2019 concert series: Tectonic Uprising on Sunday, December 15th for a live evening performance in the stunning North Atrium.

Amalia Hall (violin)
Ashley Brown (cello)
Somi Kim (piano)


NZTrio’s 2019 series is all Empires and Superpowers - the fundamental forces that shape our land, our population, our society. In this 250th anniversary of first encounters between Māori and European, the Tectonic series focuses on immigration and colonisation in our land. Each concert charts a musical course from Captain Cook’s homeland in old England, to the sounds of Aotearoa prior to his arrival on these shores. We examine this European genre, piano trio music, as it has developed within Aotearoa’s unique culturally intertwined society, and compare with the result of development within a British environment.

Then we direct our searchlight at old Cold War Superpowers and the struggle for supremacy. Towering masterpieces from USA and Russia/USSR loom menacingly in an icy standoff.

Frank Bridge (UK): Hornpipe
New (NZ) commission
Edward Elgar (UK): Lento assai - Allegro moderato
Samuel Holloway (NZ): Stapes
Frank Bridge (UK): Valse Russe
Charlotte Bray (UK): That Crazed Smile
Charles Ives (US): Trio
Dmitri Shostakovich (USSR): Piano Trio No.2 in e minor

Approx. 90 mins plus interval followed by complimentary drinks and nibbles.

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