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"Stroma is a new name on the New Zealand music scene. The virtuoso contemporary ensemble, made up principally (but by no means exclusively) of members of the NZSO, gave their first public performance during last August’s Sonic Broom Festival, a highlight being their exquisite rendering of Toru Takemitsu’s Rain Spell.

Then, in March, the 20th-century "classic" in their second concert, Ligeti’s 1970 Chamber Concerto, was given an assured reading despite the distraction of a snapped cello string. Conductor Hamish McKeich superintended the close weaving of Ligeti’s aurally bewitching micro-textures (exhibiting such exotic timbres as harpsichord, celesta and portable organ).”

— Alan Wells, The Listener

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