75th Anniversary of the Polish Children of Pahiatua
Nearly a year before the end of the Second World War, a group of 733 Polish children and their 102 caregivers who had been displaced by the war, settled in Pahiatua in November 1944.
75 Years later SMP Ensemble dedicates two contrasting programmes of classic and contemporary Polish music with, and brand new compositions from New Zealand composers. The Pahiatua Polish Children and descendants
The first concert (November 15th) features the mammoth Second Piano Quintet by Grażyna Bacewicz, alongside premieres by Glen Downie, Callum Mallett and André Nowicki.
The second concert (November 17th) features André Tchaikowsky’s atmospheric Trio Notturno, Szymanowski’s Songs of an Infatuated Muezzin, Hanna Kulenty's Cradle Song, and a new premiere by Louisa Nicklin.
This concert series is supported by Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Wellington, and Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music.
November 15th & 17th 2019 -- 7.00pm
St. Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington
Waged: $15 each / $20 for two nights
Concession: $10 each / $15 for two nights