Programme

Natalie Hunt’s evocative Only to the Highest Mountain introduces this programme, followed by Gao Ping’s The Mountain which is inspired by the culture and folk stories of Sichuan, the composer’s birthplace. We finish with Gareth Farr’s Roar of a Thousand Tigers, a celebration of 100 years since the birth of SIr Edmund Hillary. The title is Sherpa Tenzing Norgay’s description of the icy winds that buffet the uppermost slopes of Mount Everest.

Natalie Hunt: Only to the Highest Mountain
Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hamish McKeich

Gao Ping: The Mountain
Performed by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey

Gareth Farr: Roar of a Thousand Tigers
Performed by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey

Approximate running time: 57 minutes