From 24 June – 3 July, some of Auckland’s finest piano-based musicians will perform at their favourite locations, with a series of innovative twilight concerts free to the public.
Performing at Titirangi Beach is Nick Dow - whose vocal control, storytelling and delicacy of his piano artistry shines through. He will perform in a magnificent setting; a beautiful stand of kahikatea at Titirangi Beach will be illuminated by the playing of our very special piano.
Each ‘Illuminate' event harnesses digital technology which enables the notes of the piano to trigger a captivating light show unique to each song.
The evening begins with a performance by Tereora – bringing waiata (songs) and kōrero about Te Whānau Marama (Family of Light), and the magic of Matariki/ The Māori New Year. Tereora’s work focuses on themes of Maumahara (rememberance) and celebration in Aotearoa, that the rising of the Matariki leads us into. “Mānawatia a Matariki – we welcome Matariki!”
See the Pop-up Piano and Eventfinda websites for the full line-up of piano-based performers, dates and venues.
Organisers encourage attendees to bring chairs, rugs, snacks and hot drinks. Relax into a series of special family-orientated events - a spectacular visual and musical feast to remember.
Illuminate is supported by the Local Activation Fund Programme, administered by Tataki Auckland Unlimited on behalf of the New Zealand Government.