A quartet to match the finest anywhere… it’s hard to imagine that anyone hearing these four players would not be instantly captivated by their living, breathing musicianship. - The Australian

Immerse yourself in the Sounds of the Sanctuary, a thoughtfully curated programme evoking the beauty of nature and birdsong by the “spellbinding” (Otago Daily Times) New Zealand String Quartet.

Acclaimed New Zealand Composer Gareth Farr's Te Kōanga (Spring or planting season), celebrates life and regeneration with an “extraordinary evocation of stillness and gentle birdsong” (Stuff). Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet, Op. 64, No.5, The Lark showcases melodies that soar like thriving bird life. Dame Gillian Whitehead’s Poroporoaki (farewell) explores taonga puoro improvisations and honours Aotearoa’s cultural and natural heritage.

And finally, Antonín Dvořák's String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, the American Quartet captures the spirit of exploration, reflecting the diverse ecosystems within the sanctuary.

Live at Zealandia, Sounds of the Sanctuary celebrates and connects us to the natural world through the power of music.


Kuhu rūmaki atu ki ngā oro ote āhuru, ki te whakaaturanga o Sounds of the Sanctuary. He mea whai whakaaro i te taiao. Tā Gareth Farr, ko Te Kōanga, tā Joseph Haydn ko Te Larkko, tā Kahurangi Gillian Whitehead ko Poroporoaki, tā Antonin DVorak tōwhā, ko American Quartet. Ka whakaaturia mataoratia te whakaaturanga nei ki Zealandier, ko te matua o te whakaaturanga nei,he tūhono i a tātou ki te taiao, mā te puoro

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$59.00 – $69.00

A-Reserve $69.00
B-Reserve $59.00

Rātā Cafe, Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne

Show duration 1 hr 40 mins. Includes interval

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