11 May 2011

Story of Parihaka told by orchestra

8:04 am on 11 May 2011

Parihaka residents have joined forces with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to tell the story of their Taranaki settlement.

Composer Steven Matthews has adapted a poem by Robert Sullivan of Ngapuhi on the 1881 invasion of Parihaka into a work for an orchestra and a chorus of kotiro and kaumatua.

Witnessing Parihaka will be performed at Aotea centre in Auckland on Wednesday.