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Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew & Stroma


Sun 27 May 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $45.00
  • Senior: $38.00
  • Student: $10.00
  • Group 8+: $306.00
  • Family Pass: $36.00
  • Family Package: $50.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: robynhw8

The Rest Is Noise a revelatory exploration into the history of 20th-century chamber music.

Author Alex Ross hit the golden note, and best-seller lists, with his compelling and revelatory history of 20th-century music, The Rest Is Noise.

A tour-de-force of musicology and social history, Ross dispels the elitist myths surrounding modernist and post-modernist masterpieces, allowing audiences to share in his passion for this repertoire.

In partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival, Ross shares the stage with the exquisite mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew and Aotearoa’s pre-eminent modern music ensemble Stroma.

This particular ensemble of Stroma players features a selection of the NZSO's crème de la crème: Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich, Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen, and Section Principals Patrick Barry, Bridget Douglas, Ken Ichinose, and Andrew Thomson, alongside pianist Emma Sayers.

Together they present a musical tasting session that winds through the ages featuring work by Ravel, Bartók, Stravinsky and, of course, the modernist master himself, Schoenberg.