18 April, 5 September and 12 December, 2021

NZTrio presents their 2021 series, Dramatic Skies. As the name suggests, the series leads through intense emotional contrasts from sweetness and light to intense darkness. The bookends - two Rachmaninoff piano trios both called élégiaque - indicate the powerful emotional journey within the series. 

Each concert presents works from overseas and, like the clouds in the title, some are bright and billowy - familiar shapes passing by - while others are dark, brooding, and portentous. These globe-drifters gather around lofty peaks of Aotearoa’s musical landscape. There are two Kiwi works at the heart of each concert, your chance to hear a brand new commission, and to revisit an older favourite. 

  • Stratus - Sunday, April 18
    Rachmaninoff • Haydn • Suk • Cowan • De la Tour • Chausson
  • Cumulus - Sunday, Sept 5th
    Grieg • Schifrin • McLeod • Taylor • Smetana
  • Cirrus - Sunday, Dec 12th
    Schubert • Clement • Panufnik • Whitehead • Rachmaninoff

Season passes for the Dramatic Skies season are available to purchase here. 

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 12 March 2021