05 May 2009
STROMA dreams of New Zealand Music
Ariot of new works performed by local chamber music ensemble Stroma will celebrate New Zealand Music Month festivities with world premieres by New Zealand composers.
Entitled "Dreams", their 17 May concertdebutsnew worksby composers such as Gillian Whitehead, John Rimmer, David Downes, Jenny McLeod and Michael Norris.
"Its always satisfying to put on a concert devoted solely to New Zealand music," says co-director Michael Norris. "Weve chosen John Rimmers groundbreaking work for the London Sinfonietta, The Ring of Fire, as a centrepiece for the concert, and were thrilled as always to have Richard Nunns involved with Gillians work."
Two meaty world premieres, from local composers Jenny McLeod and David Downes, will also feature. McLeods work "Cat Dreams" is a playful work with feline, fantastical elements to it. Downes work "Bliss Mechanism" is a commissioned piece for clarinet, piano and small ensemble that features some unusual sonic effects, including hosepipes attached to brass mouthpieces, swung around the head of the musician.
The concert begins at 7pm at the Ilott Concert Chamber. Tickets available through Ticketek.
For more information visit: stroma.wellington.net.nz or send an email