Auckland Arts Festival 2020
A clarion call to arms across oceans; an alarm clock to wake us up to climate change and rising sea levels.
Foremost New Zealand composer Eve de Castro-Robinson considers the future of our next generation in her new concerto, Clarion featuring Bede Williams on trumpet and pūtātara (conch shell) with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra.
The distinctive layers of a conch shell show a story of rising ocean temperatures and an ecosystem under threat. Like the shell, de Castro-Robinson builds up instrumental layers in Clarion from foreboding through to chaotic cataclysm. You’ll hear calls and cries, keening, moaning, alerting, and sounding; a warning to us of our need to act in the current climate emergency.
This very special one night only performance at the Spiegeltent is exclusive to Auckland Arts Festival and follows the world premiere at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
The concert will also include a selection of other works composed by Eve de Castro-Robinson.
Early Bird tickets on sale until Mon 9 Dec. Subject to availability.