, Hannah Playhouse, Wellington

A rich collection of works inspired by non-Western musical traditions from around the world, including the unforgettable song cycle, Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, sung by outstanding New Zealand soprano Bianca Andrew, the world premiere of a work by John Psathas, and the NZ premiere of An Overture devised by Celeste Oram, Rob ThorneLudwig van Beethoven and ensemble. These works feature the violin of US virtuoso Keir GoGwilt and the taonga puoro of Rob Thorne and Alistair Fraser.

FEATURING

Bianca Andrew (mezzo-soprano)

Keir GoGwilt (violin)

Alistair Fraser (taonga puoro)

Rob Thorne (taonga puoro)

Hamish McKeich (conductor)

PROGRAMME

Luciano BerioFolk songs

Julia WolfeReeling (NZ premiere)

John PsathasIrirangi (Meditation) (world premiere)

Jack BodyBouyi

Anna Clyne A wonderful day (NZ premiere)

An Overture (NZ premiere) devised by Celeste Oram, Rob Thorne, Ludwig van Beethoven, and ensemble

Voices of the World

, Hannah Playhouse, Wellington

An evocative evening of chamber music evoking the sea and sky. Sometimes quiet and contemplative, sometimes tempestuous and stormy, Stroma performs six works from around the world are inspired by the natural environment. The concert also celebrates the iconic works of one of New Zealand’s most experienced, senior composers, John Rimmer, who celebrates his 80th birthday in 2019.

Rimmer’s piece, Where Sea Meets Sky 2, originally written in 1975, was inspired by a trans-Tasman plane journey, in which the composer was entranced by the qualities of light and play when looking out of his window at the horizon of the Tasman Sea. Deirdre Gribbin’s dark and mesmerising string quartet, What the Whaleship Saw, is based on the gruesome story of survival and cannibalism amongst the crew of the Nantucket whaler, the Essex, after it was wrecked by a whale. Also featured is the iconic brass work Fog Tropes by Ingram Marshall, which featured in the soundtrack to the feature film Shutter Island. Other works in the concert include the luminous shades of 13 Couleurs du Soleil Couchant (13 Colours of the Setting Sun) by Tristan Murail, the hypnotic minimalism of Reflections by young Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and the evocative bass flute and harp work Pearls of the Sea by Eve de Castro-Robinson.

There will be a pre-concert at the venue Q&A at 6:45pm, with John Rimmer and Michael Norris.

FEATURING

Hamish McKeich (conductor)

PROGRAMME

Tristan MurailTreize couleurs du soleil couchant (NZ premiere)

Eve de Castro-RobinsonPearls of the Sea

Anna ThorvaldsdottirReflections (NZ premiere)

John RimmerWhere Sea Meets Sky 2

Ingram MarshallFog tropes (NZ premiere)

Deirdre Gribbinwhat the whaleship saw (NZ premiere)

Where Sea Meets Sky

, Pyramid Club, Wellington

Immerse yourself in the music of composers who redefined the very boundaries of music. An intimate evening of song, water, glass, harmonics, beat frequencies & vases.  Featuring music by Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, John Cage, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Peter Ablinger and Antonia Barnett-McIntosh.

FEATURING

Barbara Paterson (voice)

Antonia Barnett-McIntosh (voice)

Ken Ichinose (cello)

PROGRAMME

John Cage (US) • Aria

Peter Ablinger (GER) • Weiss / Weisslich 31e for water and glass tubes

Chiyoko Szlavnics (CAN) • Triptych for AS

Alvin Lucier (US) • Music for Cello with One or More Amplified Vases

James Tenney (US) • ‘Shimmer’ from Glissade

Antonia Barnett-Mcintosh (NZ) • New work for voices

Essential Experimental (9pm show)

, Pyramid Club, Wellington

Immerse yourself in the music of composers who redefined the very boundaries of music. An intimate evening of song, water, glass, harmonics, beat frequencies & vases.  Featuring music by Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, John Cage, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Peter Ablinger and Antonia Barnett-McIntosh.

FEATURING

Barbara Paterson (voice)

Antonia Barnett-McIntosh (voice)

Ken Ichinose (cello)

PROGRAMME

John Cage (US) • Aria

Peter Ablinger (GER) • Weiss / Weisslich 31e for water and glass tubes

Chiyoko Szlavnics (CAN) • Triptych for AS

Alvin Lucier (US) • Music for Cello with One or More Amplified Vases

James Tenney (US) • ‘Shimmer’ from Glissade

Antonia Barnett-Mcintosh (NZ) • New work for voices

Essential Experimental (7pm show)

, 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

VOX FEM

, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington

The revolution is here! Prepare yourself for big works and bold sounds from some of the most iconic ‘sonic revolutionists’ of the twentieth century — Witold Lutoslawski, György Ligeti, Kaija Saariaho and Iannis Xenakis. The next generation is represented by a world premiere from leading young New Zealand composer Reuben Jelleyman. Iconic Sonics will be held in the beautiful gallery spaces of City Galley Wellington, surrounded by images from their 'Iconography of Revolt' exhibition.

FEATURING

Hamish McKeich (conductor)

PROGRAMME

György Ligeti (HUN) • Ramifications for 12 solo strings

Kaija Saariaho (FIN) • New Gates for flute, viola and harp

Iannis Xenakis (GR) • Aroura for 12 solo strings

Reuben Jelleyman (NZ) • Designs for chamber ensemble (world premiere)

Witold Lutoslawski (POL) • Chain I for large ensemble

Iconic Sonics

, The Piano, Christchurch

Author Alex Ross pulled back the curtain for the masses and hit the best seller lists with his compelling and revelatory history of twentieth-century music, The Rest Is Noise.

A tour-de-force of musicology and social history, Ross dispels the elitist myths surrounding modernist and post-modernist masterpieces, allowing audiences to share in his passion for this repertoire.

In partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival, Ross shares the stage with the exquisite mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew and Aotearoa’s pre-eminent modern music ensemble STROMA. Together they present a musical tasting session that winds through the ages featuring work by Ravel, Bartók, Stravinsky and, of course, the modernist master himself, Schoenberg.

FEATURING

Alex Ross (narrator)

Bianca Andrews (soprano)

Bridget Douglas, Pat Barry, Emma Sayers, Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Andrew Thomson, Ken Ichinose, Hamish McKeich (Stroma)

PROGRAMME:

Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire (selections)

Maurice Ravel No. 3 from Chansons Madécasses

Béla Bartók No. 3 from Constrasts

Olivier Messiaen VI from Quartet for the end of time

György Ligeti Balada si joc

Igor Stravinsky ‘Full Fathom Five’ from Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Jenny McLeod For Seven (selections)

Luciano Berio O King

Pierre Boulez Improvisé, pour le Dr. Kalmus

Iannis Xenakis Charisma

Gillian Whitehead Manutaki

Kaija Saariaho Oi Kuu

David Lang Short Fall

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew (Christchurch)

, Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

Author Alex Ross pulled back the curtain for the masses and hit the best seller lists with his compelling and revelatory history of twentieth-century music, The Rest Is Noise.

A tour-de-force of musicology and social history, Ross dispels the elitist myths surrounding modernist and post-modernist masterpieces, allowing audiences to share in his passion for this repertoire.

In partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival, Ross shares the stage with the exquisite mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew and Aotearoa’s pre-eminent modern music ensemble STROMA. Together they present a musical tasting session that winds through the ages featuring work by Ravel, Bartók, Stravinsky and, of course, the modernist master himself, Schoenberg.

FEATURING

Alex Ross (narrator)

Bianca Andrews (soprano)

Bridget Douglas, Pat Barry, Emma Sayers, Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Andrew Thomson, Ken Ichinose, Hamish McKeich (Stroma)

PROGRAMME:

Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire (selections)

Maurice Ravel No. 3 from Chansons Madécasses

Béla Bartók No. 3 from Constrasts

Olivier Messiaen VI from Quartet for the end of time

György Ligeti Balada si joc

Igor Stravinsky ‘Full Fathom Five’ from Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Jenny McLeod For Seven (selections)

Luciano Berio O King

Pierre Boulez Improvisé, pour le Dr. Kalmus

Iannis Xenakis Charisma

Gillian Whitehead Manutaki

Kaija Saariaho Oi Kuu

David Lang Short Fall

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew (Dunedin)

, Nelson School of Music, Nelson

Author Alex Ross pulled back the curtain for the masses and hit the best seller lists with his compelling and revelatory history of twentieth-century music, The Rest Is Noise.

A tour-de-force of musicology and social history, Ross dispels the elitist myths surrounding modernist and post-modernist masterpieces, allowing audiences to share in his passion for this repertoire.

In partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival, Ross shares the stage with the exquisite mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew and Aotearoa’s pre-eminent modern music ensemble STROMA. Together they present a musical tasting session that winds through the ages featuring work by Ravel, Bartók, Stravinsky and, of course, the modernist master himself, Schoenberg.

FEATURING

Alex Ross (narrator)

Bianca Andrews (soprano)

Bridget Douglas, Pat Barry, Emma Sayers, Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Andrew Thomson, Ken Ichinose, Hamish McKeich (Stroma)

PROGRAMME:

Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire (selections)

Maurice Ravel No. 3 from Chansons Madécasses

Béla Bartók No. 3 from Constrasts

Olivier Messiaen VI from Quartet for the end of time

György Ligeti Balada si joc

Igor Stravinsky ‘Full Fathom Five’ from Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Jenny McLeod For Seven (selections)

Luciano Berio O King

Pierre Boulez Improvisé, pour le Dr. Kalmus

Iannis Xenakis Charisma

Gillian Whitehead Manutaki

Kaija Saariaho Oi Kuu

David Lang Short Fall

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew (Nelson)

, Shed 6, Wellington

Author Alex Ross pulled back the curtain for the masses and hit the best seller lists with his compelling and revelatory history of twentieth-century music, The Rest Is Noise.

A tour-de-force of musicology and social history, Ross dispels the elitist myths surrounding modernist and post-modernist masterpieces, allowing audiences to share in his passion for this repertoire.

In partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival, Ross shares the stage with the exquisite mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew and Aotearoa’s pre-eminent modern music ensemble STROMA. Together they present a musical tasting session that winds through the ages featuring work by Ravel, Bartók, Stravinsky and, of course, the modernist master himself, Schoenberg.

FEATURING

Alex Ross (narrator)

Bianca Andrews (soprano)

Bridget Douglas, Pat Barry, Emma Sayers, Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Andrew Thomson, Ken Ichinose, Hamish McKeich (Stroma)

PROGRAMME:

Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire (selections)

Maurice Ravel No. 3 from Chansons Madécasses

Béla Bartók No. 3 from Constrasts

Olivier Messiaen VI from Quartet for the end of time

György Ligeti Balada si joc

Igor Stravinsky ‘Full Fathom Five’ from Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Jenny McLeod For Seven (selections)

Luciano Berio O King

Pierre Boulez Improvisé, pour le Dr. Kalmus

Iannis Xenakis Charisma

Gillian Whitehead Manutaki

Kaija Saariaho Oi Kuu

David Lang Short Fall

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew (Wellington)

, MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Author Alex Ross pulled back the curtain for the masses and hit the best seller lists with his compelling and revelatory history of twentieth-century music, The Rest Is Noise.

A tour-de-force of musicology and social history, Ross dispels the elitist myths surrounding modernist and post-modernist masterpieces, allowing audiences to share in his passion for this repertoire.

In partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival, Ross shares the stage with the exquisite mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew and Aotearoa’s pre-eminent modern music ensemble STROMA. Together they present a musical tasting session that winds through the ages featuring work by Ravel, Bartók, Stravinsky and, of course, the modernist master himself, Schoenberg.

FEATURING

Alex Ross (narrator)

Bianca Andrews (soprano)

Bridget Douglas, Pat Barry, Emma Sayers, Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Andrew Thomson, Ken Ichinose, Hamish McKeich (Stroma)

PROGRAMME:

Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire (selections)

Maurice Ravel No. 3 from Chansons Madécasses

Béla Bartók No. 3 from Constrasts

Olivier Messiaen VI from Quartet for the end of time

György Ligeti Balada si joc

Igor Stravinsky ‘Full Fathom Five’ from Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Jenny McLeod For Seven (selections)

Luciano Berio O King

Pierre Boulez Improvisé, pour le Dr. Kalmus

Iannis Xenakis Charisma

Gillian Whitehead Manutaki

Kaija Saariaho Oi Kuu

David Lang Short Fall

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew (Napier)

, Theatre Royal, New Plymouth

Author Alex Ross pulled back the curtain for the masses and hit the best seller lists with his compelling and revelatory history of twentieth-century music, The Rest Is Noise.

A tour-de-force of musicology and social history, Ross dispels the elitist myths surrounding modernist and post-modernist masterpieces, allowing audiences to share in his passion for this repertoire.

In partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival, Ross shares the stage with the exquisite mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew and Aotearoa’s pre-eminent modern music ensemble STROMA. Together they present a musical tasting session that winds through the ages featuring work by Ravel, Bartók, Stravinsky and, of course, the modernist master himself, Schoenberg.

FEATURING

Alex Ross (narrator)

Bianca Andrews (soprano)

Bridget Douglas, Pat Barry, Emma Sayers, Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Andrew Thomson, Ken Ichinose, Hamish McKeich (Stroma)

PROGRAMME:

Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire (selections)

Maurice Ravel No. 3 from Chansons Madécasses

Béla Bartók No. 3 from Constrasts

Olivier Messiaen VI from Quartet for the end of time

György Ligeti Balada si joc

Igor Stravinsky ‘Full Fathom Five’ from Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Jenny McLeod For Seven (selections)

Luciano Berio O King

Pierre Boulez Improvisé, pour le Dr. Kalmus

Iannis Xenakis Charisma

Gillian Whitehead Manutaki

Kaija Saariaho Oi Kuu

David Lang Short Fall

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew (New Plymouth)

, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

Author Alex Ross pulled back the curtain for the masses and hit the best seller lists with his compelling and revelatory history of twentieth-century music, The Rest Is Noise.

A tour-de-force of musicology and social history, Ross dispels the elitist myths surrounding modernist and post-modernist masterpieces, allowing audiences to share in his passion for this repertoire.

In partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival, Ross shares the stage with the exquisite mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew and Aotearoa’s pre-eminent modern music ensemble STROMA. Together they present a musical tasting session that winds through the ages featuring work by Ravel, Bartók, Stravinsky and, of course, the modernist master himself, Schoenberg.

FEATURING

Alex Ross (narrator)

Bianca Andrews (soprano)

Bridget Douglas, Pat Barry, Emma Sayers, Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Andrew Thomson, Ken Ichinose, Hamish McKeich (Stroma)

PROGRAMME:

Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire (selections)

Maurice Ravel No. 3 from Chansons Madécasses

Béla Bartók No. 3 from Constrasts

Olivier Messiaen VI from Quartet for the end of time

György Ligeti Balada si joc

Igor Stravinsky ‘Full Fathom Five’ from Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Jenny McLeod For Seven (selections)

Luciano Berio O King

Pierre Boulez Improvisé, pour le Dr. Kalmus

Iannis Xenakis Charisma

Gillian Whitehead Manutaki

Kaija Saariaho Oi Kuu

David Lang Short Fall

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew (Hamilton)

, Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

Author Alex Ross pulled back the curtain for the masses and hit the best seller lists with his compelling and revelatory history of twentieth-century music, The Rest Is Noise.

A tour-de-force of musicology and social history, Ross dispels the elitist myths surrounding modernist and post-modernist masterpieces, allowing audiences to share in his passion for this repertoire.

In partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival, Ross shares the stage with the exquisite mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew and Aotearoa’s pre-eminent modern music ensemble STROMA. Together they present a musical tasting session that winds through the ages featuring work by Ravel, Bartók, Stravinsky and, of course, the modernist master himself, Schoenberg.

FEATURING

Alex Ross (narrator)

Bianca Andrews (soprano)

Bridget Douglas, Pat Barry, Emma Sayers, Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Andrew Thomson, Ken Ichinose, Hamish McKeich (Stroma)

PROGRAMME:

Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire (selections)

Maurice Ravel No. 3 from Chansons Madécasses

Béla Bartók No. 3 from Constrasts

Olivier Messiaen VI from Quartet for the end of time

György Ligeti Balada si joc

Igor Stravinsky ‘Full Fathom Five’ from Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Jenny McLeod For Seven (selections)

Luciano Berio O King

Pierre Boulez Improvisé, pour le Dr. Kalmus

Iannis Xenakis Charisma

Gillian Whitehead Manutaki

Kaija Saariaho Oi Kuu

David Lang Short Fall

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew (Auckland)

, Hannah Playhouse, Wellington

Drums that strike themselves. Loudspeakers that pivot and pirouette. Pianos whose keys tap dance ghostly toccatas. Welcome to a brave new world of mechatronic music, where self-playing instruments rule.

Autonomous instruments have fascinated composers since the dawn of the mechanical age. The most famous of these is arguably Georges Antheil’s epic work Ballet Mécanique (1925) – best described as The Rite of Spring meets heavy metal.

In Mechanical Ballet, experience the wonder for yourself as a crowd of mechatronic loudspeakers and percussion instruments come to life – created by Wellington-based musicians/engineers Jim Murphy, Bridget Johnson, Mo Zareei and David Downes. They keep pace with percussionists from leading Kiwi new music ensemble Stroma and top New Zealand pianists Sarah Watkins and Stephen De Pledge.

This concert of virtuosic proportions features two seminal works by US minimalist icon Steve Reich, Drumming Part 1 and Piano Phase, as well as world premieres of works by composers Bridget Johnson, David Downes and Michael Norris. The future starts here.

FEATURING

Stephen De Pledge, Sarah Watkins (piano)

Lenny Sakofsky, Jeremy Fitzsimons, Justin DeHart, Yoshiko Tsuruta (percussion)

PROGRAMME:

Steve Reich Drumming Part I for four percussionists

Mo Zareei Rasping Music for brutalist mechatronic sound-sculptures

David Downes Superflux for robotic drumkit, electronic playback

Michael Norris Tidal Flow for amplified percussion quartet and robotic drums

Bridget Johnson Pas de Quatre for mechatronic loudspeakers

Steve Reich Piano Phase for two pianos

Georges Antheil Ballet Mécanique for two pianos, four percussionists, four MIDI pianos and robotic percussion

Mechanical Ballet (Performance 2)

, Hannah Playhouse, Wellington

Drums that strike themselves. Loudspeakers that pivot and pirouette. Pianos whose keys tap dance ghostly toccatas. Welcome to a brave new world of mechatronic music, where self-playing instruments rule.

Autonomous instruments have fascinated composers since the dawn of the mechanical age. The most famous of these is arguably Georges Antheil’s epic work Ballet Mécanique (1925) – best described as The Rite of Spring meets heavy metal.

In Mechanical Ballet, experience the wonder for yourself as a crowd of mechatronic loudspeakers and percussion instruments come to life – created by Wellington-based musicians/engineers Jim Murphy, Bridget Johnson, Mo Zareei and David Downes. They keep pace with percussionists from leading Kiwi new music ensemble Stroma and top New Zealand pianists Sarah Watkins and Stephen De Pledge.

This concert of virtuosic proportions features two seminal works by US minimalist icon Steve Reich, Drumming Part 1 and Piano Phase, as well as world premieres of works by composers Bridget Johnson, David Downes and Michael Norris. The future starts here.

FEATURING

Stephen De Pledge, Sarah Watkins (piano)

Lenny Sakofsky, Jeremy Fitzsimons, Justin DeHart, Yoshiko Tsuruta (percussion)

PROGRAMME:

Steve Reich Drumming Part I for four percussionists

Mo Zareei Rasping Music for brutalist mechatronic sound-sculptures

David Downes Superflux for robotic drumkit, electronic playback

Michael Norris Tidal Flow for amplified percussion quartet and robotic drums

Bridget Johnson Pas de Quatre for mechatronic loudspeakers

Steve Reich Piano Phase for two pianos

Georges Antheil Ballet Mécanique for two pianos, four percussionists, four MIDI pianos and robotic percussion

Mechanical Ballet (Performance 1)

, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington

Music from the frontiers of sound & technology

The works on this programme share a fascination with the materiality of sound, by revealing its inner structures in a series of meditative dronescapes that will fill the resonant spaces of City Gallery Wellington. Composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Salvatore Sciarrino, Luigi Ceccarelli and Annea Lockwood all provide deep and enveloping listening experiences.

Also featured is the world premiere of a new concerto for throatsinger, ensemble and live electronics by Michael Norris, with soloist Wellington-based throatsinger and improviser, Jonny Marks.

FEATURING

Mark Carter (conductor)

Jonny Marks (throat-singing)

Ed Allen (prepared horn)

PROGRAMME:

Kaija Saariaho Cendres for alto flute, cello and piano

Salvatore Sciarrino Fauno che fischia a un Merlo for flute and harp

Annea Lockwood Immersion for 3 percussion

Luigi Ceccarelli Respiri for prepared horn and electronics

Kaija Saariaho Ciel Étoilé for double bass and percussion

Michael Norris Sygyt for ensemble, throat-singer, and electronics

Spectral Electric

, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington

Less is more — the scintillating sounds of the minimalist movement.

FEATURING

Hamish McKeich (conductor)

PROGRAMME

Steve Reich Double Sextet for ensemble

Julia Wolfe Lick for ensemble

Alison Isadora Alt for string quartet

Terry Riley In C for ensemble

Maximum Minimalism

, Hannah Playhouse, Wellington

New directions in indigenous musical forms — Stroma meets New Zealand's masters of taonga puoro.

FEATURING

Ariana Tikao (voice & taonga puoro)

Alistair Fraser (taonga puoro)

Hamish McKeich (conductor)

PROGRAMME

Philip Brownlee/Ariana Tikao Ko te tātai whetū for ensemble and taonga puoro

Dylan Lardelli Musical Box for ensemble and taonga puoro

Tristan Carter Tohoraha for strings & taonga puoro

Gillian Whitehead Hineraukatauri for flute & taonga puoro

Ariana Tikao Ka taka te mōtoi for ensemble, voice & taonga puoro

Hirini Melbourne & Ariana Tikao Amokura for ensemble, voice & taonga puoro

Tātai Whetū

, Shed 6, Wellington

This ground-breaking new chamber opera from Ross Harris and Vincent O’Sullivan (Requiem for the Fallen) powerfully portrays Gallipoli as both a military story and one of domestic New Zealand.

Wives and families at home in Wellington are as much to the fore as men in uniform at the front in an innovative depiction of the 1915 battle of Chunuk Bair.

Directed by Jonathan Alver, with award-winning tenor James Egglestone as Wellington Regiment Lieutenant-Colonel William Malone, and the score performed by Stroma New Music Ensemble conducted by Hamish McKeich, Brass Poppies offers fresh perspectives on World War I, along with music and emotional resonances that will stay with you long after the curtain falls.

Co-produced by New Zealand Festival, Auckland Arts Festival and New Zealand Opera, with support from the Lottery Grants Board.

 

Brass Poppies

, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington

Stroma presents a major tribute to New Zealand’s most important and influential composer, Douglas Lilburn, on the day of his 100th birthday.

Nine Echoes features nine new works written by New Zealand composers, each work responding to one of Lilburn’s Nine Short Pieces for piano, which will be played by Emma Sayers. The new pieces are as diverse as the composers themselves, who range from major figures such as Eve de Castro-Robinson and John Elmsly to talented postgraduate students such as 21-year-old Stephen Clothier.

Nine Echoes has been funded in large part by donations from music-lovers using the crowdfunding website Boosted, as well as receiving grants from the Lilburn Trust, Wellington City Council and philanthropist Dr. Jack C. Richards. Anyone who loves Lilburn, or wants to experience new contemporary music in small, perfectly-formed bites, should attend.

The Centre for New Zealand Music (SOUNZ) will partner with Stroma in presenting this event, and is providing a birthday cake and bubbles.

FEATURING

Emma Sayers (piano)

Hamish McKeich (conductor)

PROGRAMME

Works by Douglas Lilburn, Eve de Castro-Robinson, John Elmsly, Michael Norris, Dorothy Ker, Salina Fisher, Sarah Ballard, Louise Webster, Glen Downie, Stephen Clothier.

Nine Echoes

, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington

Stroma brings the gorgeous spaces of the City Gallery Wellington to life with reverberant sonic colour.

Four works by NZ composers will provide 70 minutes of raw musical abandon: the world premiere of Jeroen Speak’s beguiling Eratosthene’s Sieve, a compressed concert version of Michael Norris’s Timedance, based on a deconstruction of Bach’s Suite in B minor, Alison Isadora’s quirky work for string quartet, in which the players have to operate percussion instruments with their feet, and Jack Body’s Interior, a work from 1987 for ensemble and field recordings that has never been performed before in Wellington.

PROGRAMME

Jeroen Speak Eratosthene’s Sieve

Michael Norris Timedance (compressed concert version)

Alison Isadora Point of departure

Jack Body Interior

INTERIORS

, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington

Back by popular demand, Stroma’s sonic feast that spans the centuries.

Bridging three millennia of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of the Sacred Heart Basilica.

Works by New Zealand composers are interleaved with arrangements of Medieval and Renaissance music from composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. One work is even based on the earliest known notated melody dating from 1400BC. We are also pleased to give the world premiere of a new work by Wellington composer Chris Watson.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Jack BODY

Heinrich BIBER

Simon EASTWOOD

Johannes CICONIA

Michael NORRIS

Pierre DE LA RUE

Mary BINNEY

Christopher TYE

Karlo MARGETIC

Cipriano DE RORE

Rachael MORGAN

Maki ISHII

Ben VAUTIER

Anon

and featuring a world premiere by Chris WATSON

Four Performances:

Wed 18 June, 6 & 8pm, St. Matthews-in-The-City, AUCKLAND

Thu 26 June, 6 & 8pm, Sacred Heart Basilica, WELLINGTON

The Mirror of Time 3 Performance 4

, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington

Back by popular demand, Stroma’s sonic feast that spans the centuries.

Bridging three millennia of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of Sacred Heart Basilica.

Works by New Zealand composers are interleaved with arrangements of Medieval and Renaissance music from composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. One work is even based on the earliest known notated melody dating from 1400BC. We are also pleased to give the world premiere of a new work by Wellington composer Chris Watson.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Jack BODY

Heinrich BIBER

Simon EASTWOOD

Johannes CICONIA

Michael NORRIS

Pierre DE LA RUE

Mary BINNEY

Christopher TYE

Karlo MARGETIC

Cipriano DE RORE

Rachael MORGAN

Maki ISHII

Ben VAUTIER

Anon

and featuring a world premiere by Chris WATSON

Four Performances:

Wed 18 June, 6 & 8pm, St. Matthews-in-The-City, AUCKLAND

Thu 26 June, 6 & 8pm, Sacred Heart Basilica, WELLINGTON

The Mirror of Time 3 Performance 3

, St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland

Back by popular demand, Stroma’s sonic feast that spans the centuries.

Bridging three millennia of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of St Matthew-in-the-City.

Works by New Zealand composers are interleaved with arrangements of Medieval and Renaissance music from composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. One work is even based on the earliest known notated melody dating from 1400BC. We are also pleased to give the world premiere of a new work by Wellington composer Chris Watson.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Jack BODY

Heinrich BIBER

Simon EASTWOOD

Johannes CICONIA

Michael NORRIS

Pierre DE LA RUE

Mary BINNEY

Christopher TYE

Karlo MARGETIC

Cipriano DE RORE

Rachael MORGAN

Maki ISHII

Ben VAUTIER

Anon

and featuring a world premiere by Chris WATSON

Four Performances:

Wed 18 June, 6 & 8pm, St. Matthews-in-The-City, AUCKLAND

Thu 26 June, 6 & 8pm, Sacred Heart Basilica, WELLINGTON

The Mirror of Time 3 Performance 2

, St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland

Back by popular demand, Stroma’s sonic feast that spans the centuries.

Bridging three millennia of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of St Matthew-in-the-City.

Works by New Zealand composers are interleaved with arrangements of Medieval and Renaissance music from composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. One work is even based on the earliest known notated melody dating from 1400BC. We are also pleased to give the world premiere of a new work by Wellington composer Chris Watson.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Jack BODY

Heinrich BIBER

Simon EASTWOOD

Johannes CICONIA

Michael NORRIS

Pierre DE LA RUE

Mary BINNEY

Christopher TYE

Karlo MARGETIC

Cipriano DE RORE

Rachael MORGAN

Maki ISHII

Ben VAUTIER

Anon

and featuring a world premiere by Chris WATSON

Four Performances:

Wed 18 June, 6 & 8pm, St. Matthews-in-The-City, AUCKLAND

Thu 26 June, 6 & 8pm, Sacred Heart Basilica, WELLINGTON

The Mirror of Time 3 Performance 1

, Marama Hall, University of Otago

Stroma, New Zealand’s largest and most versatile chamber ensemble, performs again in Dunedin for the first time since 2002. The programme features 5 works by NZ composers, all associated with Otago University: Anthony Ritchie (who teaches at the University), Samuel Holloway (current Mozart Fellow at the university), and Michael Norris (Dunedin-born, studied undergraduate music courses at the university, and the 2002 Mozart Fellow).

The two works by Samuel Holloway are world premieres, written specially for this concert. Michael Norris’s Timedance is an acoustic version of a score for dance film commissioned by Dunedin-based choreographer and film-maker Daniel Belton and his Good Company Arts. This work was a finalist for the 2013 APRA/SOUNZ Contemporary Award. Rounding out the programme is the beautiful, haunting soundworld of George Crumb’s Eleven Echoes of Autumn.

FEATURING

Hamish McKeich (conductor)

Bridget Douglas (flute)

PROGRAMME

Samuel HollowayHard Science (world premiere)

Samuel HollowayNew work (world premiere)

Michael NorrisTimedance (excerpts)

Michael NorrisTre Canzoni Imperfette

Anthony RitchieOppositions

George CrumbEleven Echoes of Autumn

Stroma @ Marama Hall 2013

, Hunter Council Chamber, Wellington
Goddess and Storyteller

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

A concert of scintillating percussion from Australia’s leading percussion virtuoso.

Australian percussion virtuoso Claire Edwardes joins Stroma, conducted by Hamish McKeich, in a concert of contrasting styles.

This concert features a ‘micro-concerto’ by American post-minimalist Steven Mackey. Clearly influenced by jazz sonorities and with reminiscences of favourite works by John Adams (that have appeared in previous Stroma concerts), the micro-concerto promises to be an excellent introduction to Claire’s skills.

Juxtaposed against this are works by New Zealand ex-patriates Alison Isadora and Jeroen Speak, and Australian composer Gerard Brophy. Rounding out the programme is an ear-shimmering version of Ligeti’s harpsichord classic Continuum, arranged for two marimbas.

FEATURING

Claire Edwardes (percussion), Hamish McKeich (conductor)

PROGRAMME

Steven MackeyMicro-concerto for percussion and ensemble

György LigetiContinuum (marimba duo version)

Gerard BrophyCoil

Jeroen SpeakMusik für Witwen, Jungfrauen und Unschuldige

Alison IsadoraCornish Pasty

Event Horizon

, St Mary's of the Angels, Wellington

A tasting-plate of sonic morsels spanning the centuries.

Bridging six centuries of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists rec.sop — Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary of the Angels.

Featured is a mixture of Medieval and Renaissance composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. These early works back onto selected pieces from the last century that provide a spacious environment.

We will also feature the world premiere of a new work for recorder and string quartet by Wellington composer Philip Brownlee.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Erik SATIE

Jean-Féry REBEL

John CAGE

Josquin DES PREZ

Thomas ADÈS

Thomas PRESTON

Carlo GESUALDO

Arvo PÄRT

Mattheo da PERUGIA

Louis ANDRIESSEN

FLUXUS

and featuring a world premiere by Philip Brownlee

The Mirror of Time 2 Performance 2

, St Mary's of the Angels, Wellington

A tasting-plate of sonic morsels spanning the centuries.

Bridging six centuries of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists rec.sop — Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary of the Angels.

Featured is a mixture of Medieval and Renaissance composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. These early works back onto selected pieces from the last century that provide a spacious environment.

We will also feature the world premiere of a new work for recorder and string quartet by Wellington composer Philip Brownlee.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Erik SATIE

Jean-Féry REBEL

John CAGE

Josquin DES PREZ

Thomas ADÈS

Thomas PRESTON

Carlo GESUALDO

Arvo PÄRT

Mattheo da PERUGIA

Louis ANDRIESSEN

FLUXUS

and featuring a world premiere by Philip Brownlee

The Mirror of Time 2 Performance 1

, Loft, Q Theatre, Auckland

"Rarely have I felt so disquieted and disturbed after a concert... high praise is well deserved for this astounding performance of a work that has clearly lost none of its ability to shock even 100 years after its birth" (Simon Holden, Bachtrack.com)

Arnold Schoenberg’s chilling, surreal classic, Pierrot Lunaire, was premiered in Berlin 100 years ago. Since then, it has entered the canon of twentieth-century works, for its unusual vocal qualities, its vivid, hallucinogenic text and shimmering, hyperexpressive music.

After a critically acclaimed performance in Wellington in 2012, Stroma reprises the show in Auckland. Featuring rising international star MADELEINE PIERARD as Pierrot, other works on the programme include music by Schoenberg’s pupils Anton Webern (Streichtrio Op. 2) and Hanns Eisler’s Pierrot hommage, 14 Arten den Regen zu beschreiben (14 ways of depicting rain), set to Joris Ivens' minimalist film, Regen.

"This Stroma concert will live long in the memory as a true milestone" (Garth Wilshere, Capital Times)

FEATURING

Madeleine Pierard (soprano)

Hamish McKeich (conductor)

PROGRAMME

Hanns Eisler14 Arten den Regen zu beschreiben

Anton WebernStreichtrio Op. 20

Arnold SchoenbergPierrot Lunaire

Pierrot Lunaire

, Downstage Theatre, Wellington

Wellington’s favourite bearded, looping multi-instrumentalist ADAM PAGE joins Stroma in an evening of blues-inspired works for ensemble. In this concert we'll premiere a new work of his, scored for loops and ensemble, alongside JACK BODY’s recontextualisations of blues recordings, Tribute to the Blues. Rounding out the programme is Michael Norris’s deconstruction of a Monk standard and Jacob ter Veldhuis’s funk-laden voice+video+jazz trio work Grab It!

FEATURING

Adam Page (saxophones & looping pedals)

PROGRAMME

Jack BodyTribute to the Blues

Adam PageNew work for loops and ensemble

Michael NorrisHeart Across Night (paraphrase on Straight No Chaser)

Jacob ter VeldhuisGrab It!

Blue Page (Performance 2)

, Downstage Theatre, Wellington

Wellington’s favourite bearded, looping multi-instrumentalist ADAM PAGE joins Stroma in an evening of blues-inspired works for ensemble. In this concert we'll premiere a new work of his, scored for loops and ensemble, alongside JACK BODY’s recontextualisations of blues recordings, Tribute to the Blues. Rounding out the programme is Michael Norris’s deconstruction of a Monk standard and Jacob ter Veldhuis’s funk-laden voice+video+jazz trio work Grab It!

FEATURING

Adam Page (saxophones & looping pedals)

PROGRAMME

Jack BodyTribute to the Blues

Adam PageNew work for loops and ensemble

Michael NorrisHeart Across Night (paraphrase on Straight No Chaser)

Jacob ter VeldhuisGrab It!

Blue Page (Performance 1)

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

Arnold Schoenberg’s chilling, surreal classic, Pierrot Lunaire, was premiered in Berlin 100 years ago. Since then, it has entered the canon of twentieth-century works, for its unusual vocal qualities, its vivid, hallucinogenic text and shimmering music. Not heard in NZ in nearly twenty years, Stroma features hot young soprano MADELEINE PIERARD in the lead role. Other works on the programme include music by Schoenberg’s pupils Anton Webern (Streichtrio Op. 2) and Hanns Eisler’s Pierrot hommage, 14 Arten den Regen zu beschreiben (14 ways of depicting rain), set to Joris Ivens' minimalist film, Regen

FEATURING

Madeleine Pierard (soprano)

Hamish McKeich (conductor)

PROGRAMME

Hanns Eisler14 Arten den Regen zu beschreiben

Anton WebernStreichtrio Op. 20

Arnold SchoenbergPierrot Lunaire

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Pierrot Lunaire

, Rangatira, Q Theatre, Auckland

One of NZ’s leading choreographer/filmmakers, DANIEL BELTON, in collaboration with composer and Stroma’s own MICHAEL NORRIS, brings to life a major new work of dance film. Featuring live music provided by a small Stroma ensemble, TIMEDANCE is a meditation on history, memory, time and space. The music — a modern "filtration" of one of Bach’s best-loved Baroque dance suites for 2 violins, cello, piano and live electronics — shimmers with glistening energy and luminescence, while Belton’s mesmerising images flicker and flow.

PROGRAMME

Michael Norris & Daniel BeltonTIMEDANCE

Jan-Bas Bollen, Jac Grenfell & Daniel BeltonSoma Songs

TIMEDANCE (Auck performance)

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

Glowing horizons, shimmering clouds, broad vistas of sound.

Stroma is joined in a concert of landscape-themed music by ROBERTO FABBRICIANI — one of the world’s greatest flute players and collaborator with luminaries such as Berio, Maderna, Nono and Sciarrino. In his first visit to New Zealand, Fabbriciani will perform in a number of works, including the premiere of PAOLO CAVALLONE’s Horos for flute and ensemble. Cavallone will be familiar to a number of Wellingtonians after he spent the second half of 2010 lecturing composition and orchestration at the New Zealand School of Music.

Also featured is NZer Dorothy Ker’s Water Mountain, Kaija Saariaho’s shimmering Cloud Trio and Gérard Pesson’s Nebenstück, a delicate deconstruction of a Brahms piano work.

FEATURING

Roberto Fabbriciani (flute)

Hamish McKeich (conductor)

PROGRAMME

Gérard PessonNebenstück

Kaija SaariahoCloud Trio

Aldo ClementiDuetto

Dorothy KerWater Mountain

Salvatore SciarrinoL’orizzonte luminoso di Aton

Paolo CavalloneHóros for flute and ensemble [WORLD PREMIERE]

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Luminous Horizon

, Middleton Grange School, Christchurch

One of NZ’s leading choreographer/filmmakers, DANIEL BELTON, in collaboration with composer and Stroma’s own MICHAEL NORRIS, brings to life a major new work of dance film. Featuring live music provided by a small Stroma ensemble, TIMEDANCE is a meditation on history, memory, time and space. The music — a modern "filtration" of one of Bach’s best-loved Baroque dance suites for 2 violins, cello, piano and live electronics — shimmers with glistening energy and luminescence, while Belton’s mesmerising images flicker and flow.

PROGRAMME

Michael Norris & Daniel BeltonTIMEDANCE

Jan-Bas Bollen, Jac Grenfell & Daniel BeltonSoma Songs

TIMEDANCE (Chch performance)

, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington
Percussion/Action (Performance 2)

, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington
Percussion/Action (Performance 1)

, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

A mesmerising flurry of amplified clarinet and electronics, amidst Page Blackie Gallery’s show of Neil Dawson sculptures. Let yourself be immersed in new universes of sound.

Featuring clarinet virtuoso Richard Haynes

PROGRAMME

Michael NorrisDe Corporis Fabrica [NZ PREMIERE]

Dugal McKinnonnowdrifts [NZ PREMIERE]

Karlheinz EsslSequitur II [NZ PREMIERE]

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Body/Drift (Performance 4)

, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

A mesmerising flurry of amplified clarinet and electronics, amidst Page Blackie Gallery’s show of Neil Dawson sculptures. Let yourself be immersed in new universes of sound.

Featuring clarinet virtuoso Richard Haynes

PROGRAMME

Michael NorrisDe Corporis Fabrica [NZ PREMIERE]

Dugal McKinnonnowdrifts [NZ PREMIERE]

Karlheinz EsslSequitur II [NZ PREMIERE]

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Body/Drift (Performance 3)

, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

A mesmerising flurry of amplified clarinet and electronics, amidst Page Blackie Gallery’s show of Neil Dawson sculptures. Let yourself be immersed in new universes of sound.

Featuring clarinet virtuoso Richard Haynes

PROGRAMME

Michael Norris [NZ PREMIERE]

Dugal McKinnon [NZ PREMIERE]

Karlheinz Essl [NZ PREMIERE]

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Body/Drift (Performance 2)

, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

A mesmerising flurry of amplified clarinet and electronics, amidst Page Blackie Gallery’s show of Neil Dawson sculptures. Let yourself be immersed in new universes of sound.

Featuring clarinet virtuoso Richard Haynes

PROGRAMME

Michael NorrisDe Corporis Fabrica [NZ PREMIERE]

Dugal McKinnonnowdrifts [NZ PREMIERE]

Karlheinz EsslSequitur II [NZ PREMIERE]

BOOKING DETAILS

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Body/Drift (Performance 1)

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

Two barnstorming chamber symphonies: Schoenberg’s classic Op. 1 that defined a genre, and John Adam’s recent work "Son of Chamber Symphony". Alongside these two milestones are a smorgasbord of works by local composers, celebrating NZ Music Month: world premieres from Chris Cree Brown and Karlo Margetic, and performances of works by Dylan Lardelli and Samuel Holloway.

PROGRAMME

Karlo MargeticMad Scene [WORLD PREMIERE]

Samuel HollowaySillage

Chris Cree BrownMunted [WORLD PREMIERE]

Dylan Lardellito give

John AdamsSon of Chamber Symphony [NZ PREMIERE]

Arnold SchoenbergChamber Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 9

Supported by a Wellington City Council venue subsidy grant.

Chamber of Symphonies

, St Mary's of the Angels, Wellington
The Mirror of Time (Performance 2)

, St Mary's of the Angels, Wellington
The Mirror of Time (Performance 1)

, Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, Hong Kong

FEATURING

Peter DykesOboe

Richard HaynesBass clarinet

Hamish McKeichConductor

PROGRAMME

Iannis XenakisCharisma

Jeroen SpeakEpeisodos (bass clarinet version)

Michael Norrisblindsight

Chris HungFluorescence (World premiere)

Chan Ming-chiThe Song of Tai Chi Motion

Luciano BerioSequenza VI

Dylan LardelliTwo Bells

Musicarama (Hong Kong)

, Downstage Theatre, Wellington

A short programme performed twice in one evening, featuring Warren Maxwell of Little Bushman & Trinity Roots. In a collaboration with leading NZ composer John Psathas, Warren presents a series of songs surrounded by the rich sonorities of Stroma’s ensemble. The concert finishes with the madcap, cartoonish antics of New York enfant terrible John Zorn’s For Your Eyes Only.

PROGRAMME

Warren Maxwell & John PsathasPounamu

John ZornFor Your Eyes Only

Pounamu (Performance 2/2)

, Downstage Theatre, Wellington

A short programme performed twice in one evening, featuring Warren Maxwell of Little Bushman & Trinity Roots. In a collaboration with leading NZ composer John Psathas, Warren presents a series of songs surrounded by the rich sonorities of Stroma’s ensemble. The concert finishes with the madcap, cartoonish antics of New York enfant terrible John Zorn’s For Your Eyes Only.

PROGRAMME

Warren Maxwell & John PsathasPounamu

John ZornFor Your Eyes Only

Pounamu (Performance 1/2)

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

FEATURING

Mark CarterTrumpet

Richard HaynesClarinet

PROGRAMME

Iannis XenakisThalleïn

Jeroen SpeakSilk Dialogue VI (NZ premiere)

Peter ScholesRelic (World premiere)

Alexandra HayAn Island Doesn’t Either (World premiere)

Thomas AdèsLiving Toys (NZ premiere)

Living Toys

, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

FEATURING

Bridget DouglasFlute

Peter Dykes — Oboe

Leonard SakofskyPercussion

PROGRAMME

Chris GendallRudiments

Luciano BerioSequenza I for solo flute

Luciano BerioSequenza VII for solo oboe

Ross HarrisTrombone Opera

Ross HarrisFanitullin

Iannis XenakisCharisma

Frederic RzewskiSong & Dance

Frederic RzewskiTo the Earth

Sequences

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

FEATURING

Jeff HendersonSaxes

Christian WolzVoice

Nicholas IsherwoodVoice

PROGRAMME

Chris GendallWax Lyrical

Jeff HendersonUnCage my HeArt! (World premiere)

Salvatore SciarrinoQuaderno di Strada (NZ premiere)

Street Songs

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

PROGRAMME

Jenny McLeodCat Dreams (World premiere)

Gillian WhitehadHineteiwaiwa (NZ premiere)

David DownesBliss Mechanism (World premiere)

Michael Norristesserae...interstices (NZ premiere)

John RimmerThe Ring of Fire

Dreams

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

FEATURING

Richard Haynesbass clarinet

PROGRAMME

Gérard GriseyPériodes

David DownesExpulse (World premiere)

Samuel HollowayStrange Loops (World premiere)

Dylan LardelliFour Scenes (World premiere)

Iannis XenakisÉchange

Strange Loops

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

FEATURING

Pedro Carneiro (Spain/France) — percussion

Jeremy Fitzsimons (NZ) — percussion

PROGRAMME

Tansy Daviesgrind show (unplugged)

Gareth FarrDialogue

Iannis XenakisPsappha

Jennifer Walsheunbreakable line hinged waist

Salvatore SciarrinoLo Spazio Inverso

John PsathasPsyzygysm (concerto for percussion and ensemble)

Grind Show

, Wellington Town Hall

A triple bill of classic Charlie Chaplin films shown on the big screen is injected with new life by maverick composer Benedict Mason’s ingenious contemporary live score, ChaplinOperas.

Inspired by three short masterpieces, Easy Street, The Adventurer and The Immigrant, ChaplinOperas explores Chaplin’s anarchic vision through an exuberantly inventive score. A riot of voices, classical instruments, toys, a coffee grinder, pop guns, brushes, sirens and sampled sounds, this semi-operatic filmspiel is a foil to Chaplin’s humour. ChaplinOperas wittily takes the movies to new places, playing for laughs as well as on the connections between contemporary stage and silver screen.

Benedict Mason ChaplinOperas

ChaplinOperas

, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

FEATURING

Dylan Lardelliguitar

Donald Nicolsonpiano/harpsichord

PROGRAMME

György LigetiMelodien for ensemble

György LigetiHungarian Rock for solo harpsichord

György LigetiContinuum for solo harpsichord

Elliot CarterChanges for solo guitar

Magnus LindbergEngine for ensemble

Michael NorrisMachine Noises for solo piano

Harrison BirtwistleCarmen Arcadiae Perpetuum Mobile for ensemble

Mechanica — Tribute to Ligeti

, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

FEATURING

Richard Haynesclarinet

Patrick Barryclarinet

Andrew Urenbass clarinet

Duo Stump-Linshalm (Petra Stump & Heinzpeter Linshalm)bass clarinets

PROGRAMME

Jorge Sanchez-ChiongTropico Transito

Michael NorrisIcons & Artifice

John AdamsGnarly Buttons

Chris WatsonMandible

Giacinto ScelsiKya

Gnarly Buttons

, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington
Stroma at the ASIA PACIFIC FESTIVAL 2007

FEATURING

Richard HaynesE-flat clarinet

PROGRAMME

Songji Hong (Korea)Descending Flow

Naoko Kachi (Japan)Liberation

Nadav Ziv (Israel)Circles

Anothai Nitibhon (Thailand)Voiceless Sketches I & II

Christian Utz (Austria)Together/Apart

Jeroen Speak (NZ)Epeisodos

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

FEATURING

Rowan PriorCello

Richard HaynesBass clarinet

PROGRAMME

Karlheinz EsslEntsagung

Alfred SchnittkeDialogue for cello and ensemble

Helen BowaterLumen

John YoungArriverderci

György KürtagKroó György in Memoriam

Sofia GubaidulinaConcordanza

Lumen

, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

FEATURING

Bridget Douglasflute

Carolyn Millsharp

Simon Dockingpiano

PROGRAMME

Salvatore SciarrinoIntroduzione all‘oscuro

Jack BodyRainforest for flute and harp (world premiere)

Brian FerneyhoughLemma-Icon-Epigram

Oliver KnussenCoursing

Pierre BoulezDérive

Icons of Our Time

, Wellington Town Hall

FEATURING

Manos Achalinotopoulos (Greece) — clarinet

Vangelis Karypis (NZ) — percussion

PROGRAMME

Salpinx Call

Tzamara

Manos AchalinotopoulosBacchic

SeikilosSong of Seikilos

John PsathasAbhisheka

AchalinotopoulosSuk/Bazaar

Christos HatzisFertility Rites I

Christos HatzisFertility Rites II

Percussion solo

Manos AchalinotopoulosDoxastiko

John PsathasMal Occhio

Taximi Kartsigar

Hymn to the Muse

Zeibekiko Dance

John PsathasMaenads

Zeibekiko (International Festival of the Arts)

, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

PROGRAMME

Rachel Clementknitting dust

Jeroen SpeakMusik für witwen, jungfrauen und unschuldige

Arnold SchoenbergWind Quintet

John AdamsChamber Symphony

Knitting Dust

, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

FEATURING

Lars MlekuschSaxophones

PROGRAMME

Michael NorrisSplinter Cells (World premiere)

Chris WatsonNew work for saxophone & chamber ensemble (World premiere — Wellington only)

Dugal McKinnonUntitled (Counterfeit Readymade #1) (World premiere)

Jacob ter VeldhuisGrab it!

Hanspeter KyburzCells

Bent

, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

FEATURING

Richard Nunnstaonga puoru

Hamish McKeichbassoon

Aroha Yates-Smithvoice

PROGRAMME

Brigid BisleyIn memoriam (world premiere)

Gillian WhiteheadHine Te Kakara for bassoon, voice and taonga puoro

Philip BrownleeTe Hau o Tawhirimatea for flute and taonga puoro (world premiere)

Lyell CresswellCon Fuoco (world premiere)

Patahitanga | Convergence

, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

FEATURING

Susan Ungviola

Kate Linehamvoice

PROGRAMME

José EvangelistaÔ Bali

Chinary Ung...Still Life after Death

Chinary UngKhse Buon

Alison Isadorathe little baby jesus and the bee

John Croftmurmures secrez...Avernales eaux

Roberto SierraCuentos

Re:location

, Hunter Council Chamber, Wellington

PROGRAMME

Yong Nan ParkRiver Bend Motion

Heejung AhnLabyrinth

Boknam LeeEvolution

Chan Hae LeeColour in Colour

Dylan LardelliPaulownia

PROGRAMME

George CrumbEleven echoes of autumn

Ross HarrisAt the edge of silence (commission)

Olivier MessiaenQuartet for the end of time

Twentieth-century classics: CMNZ Tour

, Wellington Town Hall

FEATURING

Jeff Hendersonsaxes)

Riki Goochdrums

David Longguitar

PROGRAMME

Gavin BryarsAfter the Requiem

John AdamsChamber Symphony

Theo LoevendieBons

David LongCross Creek

David DownesUtterances

David DownesGeneration

Howard Shore (arr. McKeich)Naked Lunch Score

Charles ColemanRut Strut

Velocities II

, Hopetoun Alpha

FEATURING

Andrew Urenbass clarinet

PROGRAMME

Victoria KellySong for Chamber Ensemble

Helen BowaterBanshee

Iannis XenakisÉchange

Liza LimThe Heart’s Ear

Philip BrownleeSparks Among the Geysers (world premiere)

, Hopetoun Alpha

FEATURING

Mark Menzies

PROGRAMME

Brian FerneyhoughTerrain

Edgar VarèseOctandre

John RimmerDe Aestibus Rerum

Dylan LardelliFour fragments

Richard BarrettStirrings

John CroftSiramour

, Wellington Cathedral

PROGRAMME

Ross HarrisLament

Oliver KnussenTwo Organa

Toru TakemitsuWater ways

Michael NorrisScintilla

Karlheinz Esslfour2eight

Dugal McKinnonChrist lag in Todesbanden — mise en scène (world premiere)

James MacmillanExsultet

Scintillations and Exultations

, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

FEATURING

Ananda Sukarlanpf

Madeleine Pierardvoice

PROGRAMME

Julian YuPhilopentatonia

Gillian WhiteheadManutaki

James Woodcrying bird, echoing star

Liza LimDiabolical Birds

Jack BodyIn the Curve of Song (world premiere)

Olivier MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques

Diabolical Birds

, Auckland University School of Music

PROGRAMME

James GardnerFetish Effigies

Gillian WhiteheadManutaki

Philip BrownleeHarakeke

John RimmerThe Ripple Effect

Chris WatsonDerailleurs

, Marama Hall, University of Otago

FEATURING

Bridget Douglasflute

Donald Nicolsonharpsichord

PROGRAMME

Lachlan McKenzieFlute Quintet, Mvt I (world premiere)

György LigetiContinuum

György LigetiHungarian Rock

Michael NorrisWind Shear

Michael NorrisScintilla (world premiere)

Jack SpeirsThree poems of Janet Frame

György LigetiChamber Concerto

, The Parthenon

FEATURING

Jordan Reynevoice

Donald Nicolsonpiano

Jeff Hendersonsax

PROGRAMME

Miriama YoungBreathing on the A Train (world premiere)

David PriorSomewhere Submarine (NZ premiere)

Franco DonatoniHOT! (NZ premiere)

Victoria KellyShort Song Cycle (world premiere)

Theo LoevendieBons (NZ premiere)

John ZornFor Your Eyes Only (NZ premiere)

Jazz Ain't Dead - it just smells funny!

, Hunter Council Chamber, Wellington

PROGRAMME

Igor StravinskySymphonies of Wind Instruments

Luciano Berio"Points on the curve to find..."

Toru TakemitsuTree Line

, Te Whaea

FEATURING

Hayden Chisholmsaxophone & voice

Edward Allenhorn

Murray Hickmanpercussion

PROGRAMME

Hayden ChisholmMagnificat 3 for saxophone, boy soprano, ensemble and tape (world premiere)

Luigi CeccarelliRespiri for prepared horn and tape (NZ premiere)

Pablo FurmanConcerto for Ensemble and Electronic Sounds (NZ premiere)

Paul DoornbushContinuity 3 (NZ premiere)

Tristan MurailL'esprit des dunes (NZ premiere)

Digitalia

, Wellington Town Hall

FEATURING

Strikepercussion quartet

Pedro Carnieropercussion

PROGRAMME

David DownesNoise

Don McGlashanWork Songs

Luis TinocoEnds Meet

John PsathasPsyzygyzm

Frank ZappaThe Black Page #2

Steve ReichNagoya Marimbas

Iannis XenakisRebonds B

Velocities

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

PROGRAMME

Arnold SchönbergVerklärte Nacht

Anton WebernSinfonie Op. 21

Karlheinz EsslMise en Scène

Olga NeuwirthHooloomooloo

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

FEATURING

Donald Nicolsonamplified harpsichord

Pepe Beckersoprano

PROGRAMME

Iannis XenakisWaarg

Douglas LilburnWind Quintet

Iannis XenakisNaama

Jack SpeirsThree Poems of Janet Frame

Iannis XenakisThallein

In Memoriam Iannis Xenakis

, Former National Museum Building, Buckle St

FEATURING

Rowan Priorcello

Hamish McKeichcontrabassoon

Bridget Douglasflute

PROGRAMME

Rachel Clementknitting dust

Lissa Meridandevil on a wire

Chris WatsonPiano Quintet

James GardnerFetish Effigies

Ross HarrisContra-Music (world premiere)

Philip BrownleeHarakeke

John RimmerThe Ripple Effect

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

PROGRAMME

Neville HallThe Way Time Accumulates

John BayerAsana (world premiere)

Karlheinz EsslEntsagung (New Zealand premiere)

Rachel Clementknitting dust (world premiere)

György LigetiChamber Concerto

Ambient and atmospheric chamber music

, Ilott Theatre, Wellington

FEATURING

Bridget Douglasflute

Xenia Pestovapiano

PROGRAMME

Toru TakemitsuRain Spell (NZ premiere)

James GardnerFetish Effigies (world premiere)

Philip BrownleeSynonta (NZ premiere)

György LigetiFive pieces for Wind Quintet

Kaija SaariahoLichtbogen (NZ premiere)

Paul BoothImpossible Colour (world premiere)

Michael NorrisWind Shear (world premiere)

Jenny McLeodFor Seven

Wind, Rain & Light

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