Confluence. Where rivers meet, where worlds collide, where waters run deep and reality is stirred by the tangling of opposing forces. Feel the push and pull of the Clutha and Kawarau Rivers as they meet in Cromwell, two powerful entities twisting together in an eternal dance.
Taking place in a stunning venue nestled deep in the heart of the wild nature that surrounds it, the second performance is an intimate, emotive ode to the raw power of the outdoors. Featuring the works of Salina Fisher, Robert Schumann and the conclusion of Felix Mendelssohn’s op.13 String Quartet, the Cromwell performance will celebrate the transience of life, the beauty and friction of connections forged, and the strength we draw from the land itself.
In addition, the programme features Darshan by Reena Esmail, a close friend, colleague and mentor to Salina. Creativity rarely exists in a vacuum and this piece was selected by Salina as a work that has inspired her. Darshan is a beautiful work for solo violin which explores spirituality, grief and the search for the divine through a Hindustani sound world.
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in A minor, op.41 No.1
— INTERVAL —
Felix Mendelssohn | Capriccio from String quartet, op.81 No.3
Salina Fisher | Reflect for solo viola
Reena Esmail Darshan | (‘seeing’) for solo violin
Felix Mendelssohn | String Quartet in A minor, op.13 – II, III, IV