Proud to be a part of Auckland UNESCO City of Music and NZ Music Month 2021, Auckland Live celebrates the musical talent of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Head down to the See. Do. Auckland pop-up, showcasing the best of Tāmaki Makaurau’s vibrant culture at Britomart Station, for fantastic performances by Stand Up Stand Out (SUSO); the APO's Young Achievers; sing-alongs on Waiata Wednesdays and more. Check out the line-up below - there's more to be announced!
An Unlikely Pair
Mon 31 May, 5pm
Dual Motion presents ‘An Unlikely Pair’ - an exploration of the repertoire for flute and clarinet. Original compositions for this instrumentation are comparatively rare, and clarinettist Billie Hart and flautist Leon Reynolds take listeners on a journey of the history of their instruments and perform works written for this duo, as well as arrangements and adaptations of other works. They begin with an arrangement of Mozart’s twelve horn duos, which work surprisingly well for this pair of woodwind instruments. Chopping and changing music to suit instruments was a common occurrence in Mozart's time - the composer himself even did it frequently! This is followed by a Kummer’s duets for flute and clarinet, a composition which showcases Kummer’s great knowledge of both instruments. They then jump forward into the 20th century with Muczynski’s duo for flute and clarinet, where we hear the sound world of the two instruments really being explored. Finally, they finish with arrangements of some ragtime favourites.
APO Aspiring Musicians Morning Piano Recital
Tue 4, 11, 18, and 25 May, 8 am - 9 am
Adding some musical magic to your morning commute are the APO Haydn Staples Piano Scholars, gracing the keys of the in-house piano at Auckland Unlimited's See.Do.Auckland Britomart pop-up. Grab your morning coffee and stop by to enjoy a recital from one of these talented young pianists!
5 and 12 May, 8 am - 8.30 am
Sing your heart out with our Wednesday Waiata sessions performed by Maori cultural rōpū, Hiwa. This is an open invitation to anyone who wants to start their day of on a high note, with a selection of well-known waiata including 'Tūtira mai nga iwi' and 'He hōnore'. Not the singing type? Relax in the See.Do.Auckland pop-up store and start ‘hump day’ with some beautiful voices singing pūrotu (beautiful) songs.
Stand Up Stand Out (SUSO)
Wed 5, 12, 19 and 26 May, 5.15pm - 5.45 pm
Auckland Live and SUSO present a showcase of emerging Auckland songwriters. Every Wednesday evening through NZ Music Month, SUSO (aka Stand Up Stand Out) alumni will provide a snapshot into the future of the Auckland music scene as four very talented young singer-songwriters from across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland help amplify thte See.Do.Auckland pop-up with sublime sounds.
Wed 5 May - Katie-Lee Webster
Wed 12 May - Eugene Odiaz
Wed 19 May - Erin Geraghty
Wed 26 May - Silika Isaia