The Mirror of Time 3 Performance 4

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington

Back by popular demand, Stroma’s sonic feast that spans the centuries.

Bridging three millennia of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of the Sacred Heart Basilica.

Works by New Zealand composers are interleaved with arrangements of Medieval and Renaissance music from composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. One work is even based on the earliest known notated melody dating from 1400BC. We are also pleased to give the world premiere of a new work by Wellington composer Chris Watson.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Jack BODY

Heinrich BIBER

Simon EASTWOOD

Johannes CICONIA

Michael NORRIS

Pierre DE LA RUE

Mary BINNEY

Christopher TYE

Karlo MARGETIC

Cipriano DE RORE

Rachael MORGAN

Maki ISHII

Ben VAUTIER

Anon

and featuring a world premiere by Chris WATSON

Four Performances:

Wed 18 June, 6 & 8pm, St. Matthews-in-The-City, AUCKLAND

Thu 26 June, 6 & 8pm, Sacred Heart Basilica, WELLINGTON

The Mirror of Time 3 Performance 4