NORTHERN MIGRATIONS

A true “musical alchemist,” Francesco Turrisi is one of the most striking pianists to come out of the European jazz scene in the past decade. 

Collaborations with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, The King’s Singers, Philippe Jaroussky, and Rhiannon Giddens illustrate a remarkable versatility. Last in Aotearoa with audience favourites L’Arpeggiata, 2019 sees Turrisi take the stage solo. 

Northern Migrations features original solo piano compositions and improvisations, narrating the story of his lifelong journey from the heart of the Mediterranean to the moody surrounds of Ireland. 

Formal and folkloric, Turrisi weaves early-Baroque rhythm, Mediterranean modal melodies, minimalistic grooves, and Renaissance counterpoint through a prism of jazz improvisation, creating a unique and haunting musical language.

Running Time
70 minutes with no interval

Pre-Concert Performance
A pre-concert performance by NZCT District Contest winners will take place 45 minutes prior to the performance. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate this achievement and be part of their journey to the National Finals in Auckland this August.

e-programme

WELLINGTON

15

June at 6pm

NO LONGER ON SALE

WELLINGTON

15

June at 8pm

NO LONGER ON SALE

NELSON

16

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

DUNEDIN

18

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

CHRISTCHURCH

19

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

NAPIER

21

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

HAMILTON

22

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

NEW PLYMOUTH

24

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

AUCKLAND

25

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

A true “musical alchemist,” Francesco Turrisi is one of the most striking pianists to come out of the European jazz scene in the past decade. 

Collaborations with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, The King’s Singers, Philippe Jaroussky, and Rhiannon Giddens illustrate a remarkable versatility. Last in Aotearoa with audience favourites L’Arpeggiata, 2019 sees Turrisi take the stage solo. 

Northern Migrations features original solo piano compositions and improvisations, narrating the story of his lifelong journey from the heart of the Mediterranean to the moody surrounds of Ireland. 

Formal and folkloric, Turrisi weaves early-Baroque ostinato rhythm, Mediterranean modal melodies, minimalistic grooves, and Renaissance counterpoint through a prism of jazz improvisation, creating a unique and haunting musical language.

Running Time
70 minutes with no interval

Pre-Concert Performance
A pre-concert performance by NZCT District Contest winners will take place 45 minutes prior to the performance. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate this achievement and be part of their journey to the National Finals in Auckland this August.

e-programme

WELLINGTON

15

June at 6pm

NO LONGER ON SALE

WELLINGTON

15

June at 8pm

NO LONGER ON SALE

NELSON

16

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

DUNEDIN

18

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

CHRISTCHURCH

19

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

NAPIER

21

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

HAMILTON

22

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

NEW PLYMOUTH

24

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

AUCKLAND

25

June

NO LONGER ON SALE

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