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.
Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)
Josquin DES PREZ
Mattheo da PERUGIA
and featuring a world premiere by Philip Brownlee