*Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) is sadly unable to open this Thursday 4 March as planned, due to Auckland being at Alert Level 3. We are working hard to hopefully reschedule much of the activity from the first part of our programme including Tekau! | Celebrating 10 Years of Sistema Aotearoa. If you hold tickets to this show, we will inform you of the new date and time as soon as details are confirmed. The full list for 4-7 March updates can be found here: www.aaf.co.nz/about/news/aaf-2021-covid-19-response AAF's COVID-19 Ticketing Terms & Conditions here: https://www.aaf.co.nz/your-visit/your-tickets?fbclid=IwAR3NnpInHakq3IP7fl5or3qlsUh_rnHK9-pmAvQKfDxjYd9h_g1y-mltDRs#covid-19-terms-conditions*
Join us as we champion a decade of Sistema Aotearoa unleashing the potential of tamariki, whānau and the Ōtara community through orchestral music.
Celebrating Māori and Pasifika culture through the orchestra, Tekau! features 250 young musicians across a 100-piece string orchestra and choir of 150, in a repertoire full of Sistema Aotearoa favourites including ‘Poi E’, ‘Pasifika Medley’ and ‘Maranga Rā’.
A new commission from Rob Ruha to mark the organisation’s 10th birthday will sit at the heart of the show, alongside special guest performances.
Don’t miss this joyous occasion of music as these talented tamariki make their debut on the grand Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre stage.
Sat 6 March, 4.00pm
Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre
1hr no interval