Step into The Queen’s Closet, a visionary 17th-century musical company tailored for the 21st century.
For this year’s Classical on Cuba, The Queen’s Closet have developed a cycle of three exciting new ‘mini-operas’ entitled Furioso. There will be casts of knights and warriors, sorceresses and princesses…and even a hippogriff.
Join us for a one-of-a-kind musical revolution, where the rebellion of Workers Union melds with the unyielding spirit of exploration. This is sure to be an evening that challenges conventions, embraces the unexpected, and celebrates the untamed essence of music.
Musicians from Iran and Syria on oud, daf, and tar, are joined by cello and recorders. Strap in for a journey of cultural fusion among a unique programme of traditional Middle Eastern folk music.
Intertwined with soul-stirring poetry in its original language and translation, this event promises an unforgettable musical experience.
Jerome Kavanagh Poutama (Pūoro Jerome) is a Grammy-award-winning taonga pūoro composer and practitioner. Michael Norris is a celebrated composer, researcher and music technologist. Oro Rua Rangi ki te Whenua is your opportunity to bask in a 60-minute ambient set from these two incredible artists. Come for the music, come for the rongoā, come to bliss out on a sofa.
Following up a set of sell-out performances at NZ Fringe Festival earlier this year, the Other Futures Big Band and the Gallery Orchestra once again join forces for a spellbinding concert event on a symphonic scale. Joined by Zoe Moon and Wallace Gollan, don’t miss swing-era favourites and classical hits re-imagined through a contemporary lens, alongside sparkling new original music from Aotearoa.
Classical on Cuba is brought to you by the team at Creative Capital Arts Trust, along with the generous support of our fantastic partners.