Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022
Catch some of Auckland’s finest piano-based musicians performing in this series of innovative and FREE twilight piano concerts, Illuminate Matariki!
Among them will be WIFT member, musician, entrepreneur and author Jan Hellreigel, playing at the Pah Homestead on Saturday 2 July at 7pm. Go along and support a fellow WIFT member at what promises to be a very special night.
Each Illuminate Matariki event harnesses digital technology which enables the notes of the piano to trigger a captivating light show unique to each song.
Each 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 (remembrance) and celebration in Aotearoa, into which the rising of the Matariki leads us.
“Mānawatia a Matariki – we welcome Matariki!”
Here's the line-up of piano-based performers and venues:
Matthias Jordan - Holy Trinity Cathedral Parnell, 24 June (5.30pm & 7.30pm); Avondale Arts Space 1 July; 6pm
Nic Manders - Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden 25 June; 7pm
Greg Johnson - All Saints Ponsonby, 30 June; 7pm
Jan Hellriegel - Pah Homestead, 2 July; 7pm
Nick Dow- Titirangi Beach, 3 July; 7pm
Rug up, bring chairs, snacks and hot drinks - and get set for a spectacular visual and musical feast!