At Mata-Au, Wanaka, experience the beauty of the mighty Clutha River, the power that runs through its waters and thunders through the south. Feel the rush of the journey just beginning, fully immersed in the depths of some of the best classical music the At World’s Edge Festival has to offer.
This opening performance takes place at the beautiful Rippon Hall on the shores of Lake Wanaka, just a stones throw from the mighty Mata-Au River.
This programme is inspired by the energy brought by new beginnings and opens with the stunning chorale of Mendelssohn’s op.13 String Quartet against the backdrop of Lake Wanaka, the source of the Mata-Au river. This work will be concluded further down the Mata-Au the following evening in Cromwell, which is perched at the confluence of the Mata-Au and Kawarau rivers.
This concert will also feature a world premiere from our composer in residence, Salina Fisher inspired by the Mata-Au – the Maori name for the Clutha River, literally translating to ‘surface current’ (or ‘Meet Again’ in Japanese).
Felix Mendelssohn | String Quartet in A minor, op.13 – I. Adagio – Allegro Vivace
Salina Fisher | Yabo for Violin and Viola
Salina Fisher | Mata-Au for violin, viola and cello – World Premiere
Robert Schumann | Quartet no.3 in A major, op.41 no.3 – I. Andante espressivo – Allegro molto moderato
— INTERVAL —
Felix Mendelssohn | String Quintet in B-flat major, op.87