At the World’s Edge Festival


At the World’s Edge Festival
October 8, 2022


Oct 16, 2022

A journey of sight and sound, of solitude and togetherness, of wonder and awe through six intertwined programmes, free Queenstown events and AWE Community performances. Take your place At the World’s Edge this October.

At the World’s Edge is a classical music festival inspired by its roots in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. With spectacular sounds against majestic scapes, experience chamber music in New Zealand alongside internationally renowned musicians, lifelong enthusiasts, and curious adventurers alike.

Spanning six enchanting programmes across Central Otago, the At the World’s Edge Festival offers a journey that will ignite the senses, inspire the soul, and imprint upon you the stirring sound of music, old and new. With each performance offering waypoints that explore the contrast between solitude and togetherness, be inspired by the process of creativity in the musical landscape with the best of chamber music in NZ. Some moments simply need to be experienced yourself.

For the full AWE Festival 2022 programme and details, visit the festival website here.

Ticketed AWE Events at Te Atamira:

Nine Seas Away

Wednesday 12 October  |  6pm

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Free But Lonely

Saturday 15 October  |  4pm & 7.30pm

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Into the Night

Sunday 16 October  |  2pm & 5pm

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Free Public Events  |  Te Atamira

A series of open rehearsals, interactive workshops and an exhibition with works reflecting the themes of the 2022 AWE Festival. A weaving together of chamber music and community, there's a place for one and for all At the World's Edge Festival 2022.

Open rehearsals | Wednesday 12 October & Friday 14 October | 10am - 1pm

Experience the sights and sounds of AWE Festival artists deep within their performance preparation at Te Atamira, with composer talks and opportunities to meet and chat.

Young Musicians Day | Wednesday 12 October | 3pm - 5pm

An event to introduce young, local musicians to AWE Artists and performances - an interactive event at Te Atamira in partnership with the local Turn up the Music Trust.

Gamelan Percussion Workshop | Friday 14 October | 1-2pm

With music highly influenced by Balinese Gamelan, this year’s AWE Composer-in-Residence Gareth Farr leads a series of interactive workshops, introducing exuberant instruments and complex interlocking rhythms.


Emerging Artist Showcase | Saturday 15 October | 6pm - 6.30pm

A second opportunity to hear our 2022 Emerging Artists, this time performing music written by composers in their youth. Free entry – no booking required.

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Balinese gong.

AWE 2022 composer-in-residence Gareth Farr.
Young musicians performing at the inaugural AWE Festival in 2021.

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