Stroma's 2019 season features amazing music, talented guests and immersive experiences.


, 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.


Bianca Andrew (mezzo-soprano)

Keir GoGwilt (violin)

Alistair Fraser (taonga puoro)

Rob Thorne (taonga puoro)

Hamish McKeich (conductor)


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


, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington

An evening of intimate chamber music, with five exciting composers from NZ and overseas, in the beautiful surroundings of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. With guest soloists French cello virtuoso Séverine Ballon and Wellington-based taonga puoro legend Alistair Fraser, this concert also features the evocative masterwork Rain Coming by legendary Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu.


Séverine Ballon (cello)

Alistair Fraser (taonga puoro)

Hamish McKeich (conductor)


Salina Fisher Kingfisher (NZ premiere)

Rebecca Saunders Ire (NZ premiere)

Liza LimAn Ocean Beyond Earth (NZ premiere)

Ashley FureSoma (NZ premiere)

Alistair Fraser & Simon Eastwood New Work (world premiere)

Toru TakemitsuRain Coming

Sonic Portraits


Stroma New Music Ensemble
c/- Michael Norris
New Zealand School of Music
PO Box 600
Wellington 6021
New Zealand

+64 21 211 0138

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