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Hannah Playhouse, Wellington

Join us to celebrate 125 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, in this concert of dynamic and diverse new works by women composers from New Zealand and Australia. Stroma will perform the music of Jasmine Lovell-Smith, Sarah Ballard, Alison Isadora, Antonia Barnett-McIntosh, Eve de Castro-Robinson and Lisa Illean in a high-octane cross-genre and cross-cultural collaboration with leading jazz octet The Jac, soprano Barbara Paterson, and a quartet of players of traditional Indian instruments.

FEATURING

Hamish McKeich (conductor)

Barbara Paterson (soprano)

The Jac (jazz octet)

Swami Madhuram Puri (bansuri)

Laurence Baker (harmonium + voice)

Pavla Charapovova (karatalas)

Thomas Vine (mridanga)

PROGRAMME

Eve de Castro-Robinson (NZ) • Quiet at her window for soprano and ensemble

Lisa Illean (AUS) • Cantor for soprano and ensemble

Alison Isadora (NZ/NL) • Stemmen

Sarah Ballard (NZ) • Paramātmā for Indian musicians and ensemble

Jasmine Lovell-Smith (NZ) • New work for jazz octet and ensemble

Antonia Barnett-Mcintosh (NZ) • New work

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