PĀTAKA FRIENDS WINTER MUSIC SERIES – Crofton Flute Ensemble
23 July 2017 at 2.30pm
The Crofton Flute Ensemble’s performances feature arrangements for a range of flutes. They include the tiny piccolo, the standard C-flute, the alto flute and the large bass flute. Sometimes the performances include flutes of other cultures like the Japanese shakuhachi, and Chinese ocarina.
KIA MAU Festival
2 – 24 June 2017
In its third year, Kia Mau Festival is a heart-warming cultural celebration, led by Wellington’s own Māori and Pasifika theatre and dance companies. Kia Mau Festival is a unique and innovative opportunity for whānau and communities across the Wellington region to engage with today’s tangata whenua and First Nations artists, from across the globe.
MIROMODA Fashion Runway
24 June 2017 at 6.30pm
Miromoda is back in Porirua City. The Miromoda Runway Show 2017 features collections from invited New Zealand designers and is a dynamic night of high fashion, followed by a runway pop up store.
CHAMBER MUSIC NEW ZEALAND Te Oro o ngā Whetū: The Echo of the Stars
17 June 2017 at 2pm
Wellington Museum, Pātaka Art + Museum and Chamber Music New Zealand are joining forces this Matariki, to present family concerts that weave the hauntingly beautiful music of taonga puoro and traditional chamber music instruments in a unique homage to Matariki. Cultures will meld in a beautiful sound fusion as we join internationally acclaimed New Zealand String Quartet, ngātaonga puoro artist Alistair Fraser, Te Reo Māori performer and composer Ariana Tikao, and students from Virtuoso Strings Orchestra, Porirua, for this uplifting performance. Shut your eyes and open your ears as the music of Aotearoa’s cultures intertwine. This will be a sensory feast that re-affirms our place in the universe.
Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky
06 – 10 June 2017
‘Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky’ is a modern statement of climate change, colonisation and Christianity across the Pacific rim. It is an untangling of the greatest collision to have affected Te Moana-nui-a-kiva – western imperialism. Told through movement, dance and text, ‘Fire In the Water, Fire In The Sky’ is performed in gallery and museum spaces. A cautionary tale of greed and destruction, big business and family, ‘Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky’ is a search for hope.