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 Tahaki Reserve in Mt Eden is Nic Manders - his latest material recorded over lockdown whilst sitting on the side of Maungawhau / Mt Eden. What will make this night very special will be Nic performing the songs in the space that inspired them, and the act of playing them will illuminate that space.
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 popuppiano.nz and Eventfinda 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.