2020 NZ Festival: Secrets of Sea and Space

March 2020

As part of the 2020 NZ Festival of the Arts programme, we're joined by soprano Jenny Wollerman to present Secrets of Sea and Space.

The programme includes Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 which is handsomely paired with a quartet by one of his most celebrated students, Alban Berg, who furthered his mentor’s twelve-tone technique with Lyric Suite. The programme concludes with Ross Harris’s ode to the unforgiving oceans, The Abiding Tides. Commissioned for us, Harris's piece uses poems by Vincent O’Sullivan, whose premise, “the sea has no favourites”, concedes to an ocean as vast as it uncompromising. Adventurous spirits will be rewarded by this exquisite programme.

Secrets of Sea and Space

Schoenberg String Quartet No. 2

Berg Lyric Suite

Ross Harris The Abiding Tides

2020 NZ Festival: Secrets of Sea and Space - Wellington

St Mary of the Angels, 17 Boulcott St, Wellington
Secrets of Sea and Space
Ticket Prices
$53 Early Bird
$59 General Admission

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