The third and final performance takes us to the head of the Kawarau river, Queenstown, where adventure is never dormant and thrill is written into the very lay of the land. Shrouded by enormous mountains and rippling lakes, experience enchanting music old and new, beautifully entwining today’s musicians with the composers who came before.
The final performance is built around hope, around healing and recovery, around the joy of connections and the possibilities the future holds. Set in Kawarau, the Maori name for the unmissable Remarkables Range that dominates the Queenstown skyline, the final performance is a compelling stage that tells a story of its own. With compositions that beautifully intertwine the lives and emotions of four influential composers so deeply ingrained in each other’s lives, the music of Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johannes Brahms highlights how deeply they were inspired by Clara Wieck, a powerful force of creativity and inspiration for all three composers.
Alongside the works of these esteemed composers, we will hear Salina Fisher’s ‘Mono No Aware’ – a comment on the transience of existence and the often melancholic appreciation that accompanies this, and ‘Kintsugi’ – inspired by the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold; adding an ephemeral, transient twinge to the evening.
Come, be a part of the powerful performance set in one of the most beautiful cities in New Zealand, with adventurers and enthusiasts that can’t help but be drawn to the artistry of the At the World’s Edge Festival.
Robert Schumann | Märchenerzählungen, op.132
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi
Clara Wieck | Three Romances for violin and piano, op. 22
Felix Mendelssohn | Lieder Ohne Worte for solo piano, op. 62 No.1 Andante expressivo
Brahms | Intermezzo for solo piano in E-flat op.117
Salina Fisher: mono no aware for cello and piano
— INTERVAL —
Brahms | String Sextet in B-flat Major op.18