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CMNZ Presents: Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew and Stroma


Sun 20 May 2018, 4:30pm

Where: Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult A Reserve: $85.00
  • Adult B Reserve: $65.00
  • Adult C Reserve: $35.00
  • Child / Student with ID: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: CMNZ

Author Alex Ross hit the golden note, and best-seller lists, with his compelling and revelatory history of twentieth-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.

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.

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