Adult – $46.00 (18yrs and over)
Child – $15.00 (5-17yrs)
Concessions – $39.00 (Seniors, Tertiary Students, Unwaged (with ID)
Student Rush – $10.00 (with ID) – Box Office on night of show only
Plus service fees, credit card fees and method of delivery fees
Visit the ICC Ticketing Office, 101 Esk Street, Invercargill, Phone (03) 211 1692 or online with Ticket Rocket
Letters from Iraq
Love and loss. Home and hope. Iraqi-American composer and oud player, Rahim AlHaj and percussionist Nicholas Baker joins NZSQ and double bassist, Joan Perarnau Garriga, with Letters from Iraq.
AlHaj’s musical response expressing the love and pain of lives lived by the people of war-torn Iraq. Actual mailed letters and their stories are transposed into eight gripping programmatic compositions.
AlHaj, a man with first-hand knowledge of oppression under Saddam Hussein’s regime and a deep love for the people of his native Iraq, tells a specific tale with each piece. To listen is to experience the reality of a nation, to feel heartbreak, loss, and the day-to-day journeys of so many Iraqi citizens. An inspired and loving tribute to people in dire conditions, but who still press forward.
He says, “Music can make us laugh, make us cry, make us march into war. I want to make music to make us realize peace.” These works are of deep emotion and great beauty, melding mastery of Iraqi and Western classical genres alike to form something entirely new.
BARBER | String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11
RAHIM ALHAJ | ‘LETTERS FROM IRAQ’
Rahim Alhaj Oud
Helene Pohl Violin
Gillian Ansel Viola
Monique Lapin Violin
Rolf Gjelsten Cello
Joan Perarnau Garriga Double Bass
Nicholas Baker Percussion
Contemporary Classical, Middle Eastern
A General Admission event at the Civic Theatre, 88 Tay Street, Invercargill.
For further information please contact the ICC Ticketing Office, 101 Esk Street, Invercargill, Phone (03) 211 1692.
Tickets apply to ages 18 years and over.
Tickets apply to 5-17 years.
Applies to Senior Citizens, Tertiary Students and the Unwaged. Suitable ID may be requested upon entry.
Tertiary Students $10.00 (plus fees) on the night of the performance only. ID is required.
Groups of 6
$216.00 (plus fees) when you book a group of six adults.
“5 for 40” School Groups
$40.00 (plus fees) when you book a school group of five (one teacher/adult and four children) on the night of the performance only.
A free pre-concert talk will take place 45 minutes prior to the performance start time. These are a great way to discover more about the performance.
Please contact the ICC Ticketing Office to book your space.
Show Running Time
1 hour 35 minutes approx.
Doors open one hour prior to the performance start time for Box Office ticket sales (subject to availability).
Photography & Filming
Internet or phone purchased pick-up tickets will be available for collection from the ICC Ticketing, 101 Esk Street, Invercargill, after 2.30pm the day following your purchase (on business working days). Any uncollected tickets, or tickets purchased for pick-up on the day of the event, can be collected from the venue in the hour before the event commences.