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Three masterfully curated events. Three breathtaking locations. Three venues designed to capture the very beauty of sound itself. The environment nurtures us, the landscapes sway us, the mountains fuel us - but the music connects us.

Designed for the young and the old, the new to chamber music and the long-standing enthusiasts alike, the 2021 AWE Festival is about forging connections and sharing experiences, providing a new stage for classical music in our beautiful region.

Mata-au, Wanaka Fri 15th Oct, 7.30pm: Rippon Winery Hall, Wanaka
Confluence, Cromwell Sat 16th Oct. 7.30pm, Cloudy Bay Shed, Cromwell
Kawarau, Queenstown Sun 17th Oct, 7.30pm, Queenstown Memorial Hall, Queenstown

More than a series of intertwined live events in Wanaka, Cromwell and Queenstown, we are a platform for the arts in our stunning region and a spark for creativity to come. Find out what we stand for and take your seat at the inaugural AWE Festival.

Follow the journey of our five composers - Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Clara Wieck, Reena Esmail and our NZ Composer-in-Residence Salina Fisher - whose works intertwine throughout our three 2021 AWE Festival performances.

Experience classical music like never before, in a series of intimate settings that invite you to be still, be inspired, and be a part of the very music itself.

Event Date

17 October 2021

17:00:00 - 19:00:00


Queenstown Memorial Centre

Physical Address

1 Memorial Street

Queenstown, 9300

More Info

  • Price Info: Three AWE Festival Performances: 'Mata-Au' Wanaka | 'Confluence' Cromwell | 'Kawarau' Queenstown Book individual festival performances for $60 (+fees) per personBook for all three festival performances for $150 (+fees), receiving a $30 discount ($10 per performance)
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