Saturday 14 July 2018, 2pm
Michael Fowler Centre
and Te Vaka
An explosive show with a full live orchestra, filled with singing, dancing and of course those famous log drums, this is a family concert not to be missed!
Orchestra Wellington will be joined by the South Pacific ensemble Te Vaka to perform ‘We Know The Way’, ‘How Far I’ll Go’ and other favourites from Disney’s hit movie Moana.
Te Vaka return to New Zealand shores after more than a decade, and for the first time since scoring the 2016 film. Te Vaka is a group of musicians and dancers from the South Pacific brought together under the inspired leadership of Opetaia Foa’i. They have toured the world extensively for more than 20 years, representing New Zealand and the South Pacific. In 2013 Opetaia was requested by Disney to write the soundtrack for Moana.
“Think Lion King, set in the South Pacific 2,000 years ago and we would like you to write the music” … you can start to feel like you are in a Disney movie because things like this don’t happen in real life – but it did! —Opetaia Foa’i