A true festival coup, we present internationally renowned New Zealand composer John Psathas’ immersive world premiere featuring six grand pianos and a sweeping digital audio landscape, with a Steve Reich work as icing on the cake.

Taking inspiration from the poetic documentary Planetary, you’ll be transported around the world with sounds and music from the Amazon jungle, outer space (literally), Japan, Armenia, Africa, the Mahabharata, Aotearoa forests, roaring multitudes, predators from the wild, cataclysmic weather events, Tibetan meditation, and more than a dozen musical genres… all in 45 minutes.

Leading New Zealand pianists Stephen De Pledge, Arts Foundation Laureate Michael Houstoun, Somi Kim, Jian Li, Sarah Watkins and Liam Wooding form a rare combination of instrumental heft and world-class talent – so rare, in fact, that as an extra treat we also present Six Pianos by groundbreaking and award-winning US composer, Steve Reich.

Auckland Arts Festival 2021:


Ticket Pricing

Pricing Information

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For all ticketed events in Auckland Live venues – the ticket price plus service fees and credit card charges will apply.

Early Bird
Limited availability from 11 Nov to 31 Dec 2020 or until allocation is exhausted.
$39 - $80
Adult
$39 - $89
Concession
Seniors aged 65+, Tertiary Students and Community Services card holders.
$53 - $69
Group 6+
Groups of 6 or more.
$53 - $69
Under 30
Limited availability while allocation lasts. By purchasing an Under 30 ticket you are stating that you are under 30 years of age. Applies to children 14 and under where there is no Child price. Proof of age will be required to gain entry.
$41 - $55

Upcoming Performances

$39.00 - $80.00
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall