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Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew & Stroma

Sunday 27th May 2018

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.

Family Friendly


May 27


6:00 - 8:00 pm


Nelson & suburbs


Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Adult $45.00, Senior $38.00, Student, $10.00, Group 8+ $306.00 Group of 8 or more, Family Pass $36.00 1 Adult and 2 Children,Family Package,$50.00 2 Adults and 2 Children

Tickets from Ticket Direct


Ph. 03 548 9477

Additional Info

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