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Parekowhai Lilburn and Hitchings

Tuesday 17 May 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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Nearly 70 years ago, New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn premiered his Piano (1949) Sonata, to an audience of artists and art lovers in the Helen Hitchings Gallery in Wellington. Join us to hear Lilburn’s sonata performed on artist Michael Parekowhai’s spectacular piano, together with talks and drinks.

This evening, rich with cultural connections, takes place in conjunction with the exhibition The Gallery of Helen Hitchings. Curator Justine Olsen discusses this trailblazing Wellington gallery of modernist art and design, where Lilburn’s piano sonata was first played in 1949.

You are then invited to enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles, and view the galleries. Concert pianist Catherine McKay performs on Parekowhai’s art work He Korero Pūrākau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand river.

Numbers are limited. Registration required.

Feature image: detail from He Korero Pūrākau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: Story of a New Zealand river 2011 by Michael Parekowhai. Purchased 2011 with the assistance of the Friends of Te Papa. Te Papa 2011-0046-1/A-N to N-N

Members and non-members $25.00 (includes a glass of wine, refreshments and an exclusive after hours viewing)


Tuesday 17 May 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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