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Upcoming concerts in 2018


Hannah Playhouse

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.


Hamish McKeich (conductor)

Barbara Paterson (soprano)

The Jac (jazz octet)

Swami Madhuram Puri (bansuri)

Laurence Baker (harmonium + voice)

Pavla Charapovova (karatalas)

Thomas Vine (mridanga)


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



Essential Experimental

Pyramid Club

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


Barbara Paterson (voice)

Antonia Barnett-McIntosh (voice)

Ken Ichinose (cello)


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

Essential Experimental