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Te Miha - OPUS Orchestra

7th Sep 2019 7:30pm

WORLD PREMIERE

"Kotahi te kohao o te ngira, e kuhuna ai te miro ma, te miro pango, te miro whero." 

"There is but one eye of the needle, through which white, black and red cotton are threaded."

Join us, as we weave together the tradition of chamber orchestra, the thrill of kapa haka and the charm of ancient story telling in Te Miha, an exciting new work commissioned by Orchestras Central, with music written by New Zealand composer and conductor Stephen Small.

This musical experience will merge the sound of cultures colliding in striking harmony. Stage one retells the creation story of Papatuanuku and Ranginui by sewing Opus orchestra with the voices of Kotahi te Wairua. Stage two plaits the final thread of Te Mauri Kapa Haka into the tapestry, combining all three sounds for a euphonious and unique performance of the Latin Mass in Te Reo Māori – known as Te Miha as commissioned by the Pope.

Tickets: A Reserve $17.50-$35, B Reserve $15-$30, C Reserve $10-$20. Children are free but require a booked seat.

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