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26 Aug 2020

Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.

100 minutes including an interval

A pre-concert talk will take place in the foyer 45 minutes prior to performance

Cross-over Contemporary, NZ Contemporary

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A Reserve Adult $52.00 / B Reserve Adult $30.00
A Reserve Concession $44.00 / B Reserve Concession $26.00
A Reserve Child $20.00 / B Reserve Child $15.00
A Reserve Group of 6 $260.00 / B Reserve Group of 6 $150.00
Service fees apply



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Wednesday 26 August, 7.30pm