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The Light Within
Aug 01 2024
Public Trust Hall
Wellington, New Zealand
Cost: From NZ$27.58

Kaleidoscopes of refracted colour burst from the page, in this prismatic concert of luminous music. A world premiere by NZ/Canadian composer Nicholas Denton Protsack sits alongside meditative music by his compatriots R Murray Schafer and John Luther Adams, renowned for capturing the shifting colours of their wild northern landscapes. Other works in the light-themed programme are by NZ composer Leila Adu-Gilmore, Daniela Terranova (Italy) and Bree Van Ryk (Australia), rounded out by the dazzling final work Grammar of Dreams by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.


Leila Adu-Gilmore (NZL) — Alyssum

R Murray Schafer (CAN) — String quartet No. 2: Waves

Nicholas Denton Protsack (NZL/CAN) — A Gleaming Thing (PREMIERE)

John Luther Adams (CAN) — The Light Within

Daniela Terranova (ITA)— Rainbow Dust in the Sky

Bree Van Ryk (AUS) — Light for the First Time

Kaija Saariaho (FIN) — Grammaire des reves (Grammar of Dreams)


Public Trust Hall
131-135 Lambton Quay
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand

Phone: +64 4 232 0809

Adams's swelling orchestral work may be the loveliest apocalypse in musical history. - Alex Ross, New Yorker
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