THE 33: ANNE KENNEDY & SARAH WATKINS
A heartfelt artistic collaboration, The 33, brings together award-winning poet Anne Kennedy and leading New Zealand pianist and Juilliard graduate Sarah Watkins in a tribute to life, grief, writing and music. In 1973, after the death of her brother Philip, the then 14-year-old Kennedy consoled herself lying on a red rug in the family living room listening to Beethoven’s Thirty-three Variations on a Theme of Diabelli Opus 120. Now, almost 50 years later, comes the stunning 2020 Ockham NZ Book Award shortlisted collection Moth Hour, 33 variations on a poem by Philip. Kennedy reads, interspersed with 16 of the musical variations, in an exquisite hour of words and performance.