Illuminate Matariki will see some of the country’s finest piano-based musicians performing a series of innovative twilight concerts held at special locations around Tāmaki Makaurau, all free to the public. Organisers suggest that audiences rug up, bring chairs, snacks and hot drinks – and get set for a spectacular visual and musical feast.
Technology at each Illuminate Matariki event will enable the piano notes to trigger a captivating light show unique to each song. The shows begin with a performance by Tereora – bringing waiata and kōrero about Te Whānau Marama (Family of Light), and the magic of Matariki / the Māori New Year.
Matthias Jordan – Holy Trinity Cathedral Parnell, 24 June; 5.30pm and 7.30pm
Nic Manders – Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden, 25 June; 7pm
Greg Johnson – All Saints Ponsonby, 30 June; 7pm
Matthias Jordan – Avondale Arts Space, 1 July; 6pm
Jan Hellriegel – Pah Homestead, 2 July; 7pm
Nick Dow – Titirangi Beach, 3 July; 7pm