November 2 is Douglas
Lilburn's 100th birthday.
Stroma, which has been at the forefront
of contemporary NZ chamber music for 15 years, is planning a major
musical celebration of our most important and influential composer,
which will be the only concert in Wellington celebrating Lilburn on
his actual birthday.
And you can help to make it happen.
Stroma has commissioned nine chamber works from both emerging
and established Kiwi composers: Eve de Castro-Robinson, Dorothy
Ker, John Elmsly, Michael Norris, Louise Webster, Stephen Clothier,
Salina Fisher, Glen Downie and Sarah Ballard. Each piece will
respond to one of Lilburn's Nine Short Pieces for piano, which are among
his best known works for keyboard.
Our composers are on tenterhooks waiting for the go-ahead to get
their musical dreams down on paper, and our top professional
performers - many from the NZSO - are all lined up and ready to
Funds raised here will help cover our venue costs and instrument
hire. Dr. Jack C. Richards has kindly offered to be a Match Donor
for this campaign - so for every dollar you donate, he will add a
matching amount up to a maximum of $1000 total donated.
You can also help by getting the word out to everyone who would
want to join in the celebration. The concert will be on the evening
of Monday 2 November - so please put this date in your diary now,
and come help us light the candles and cut the cake!
Stroma is New Zealand's most flexible mixed chamber ensemble,
able to draw from a large pool of players, many of whom are
principals with the NZSO. Focusing on music written in the last 100
years, Stroma has been playing at the highest levels of excellence
in the country for over a decade, performing regularly with a
repertoire of fresh, cutting-edge compositions, including over 80
works by NZ composers.
Douglas Lilburn, Image PAColl-675-22 © Alexander Turnbull
Michael Norris © Debbie Rawson/NZSM
Sarah Ballard © Vogoë Photography
Eve De Castro Robinson © Gareth Watkins
25 MONTHS AGO
We hope to see some of you at our Sunday concert at the City Gallery Wellington.
Called INTERIORS, we'll be playing four NZ works (by Jeroen Speak, Alison Isadora, Michael Norris and Jack Body).
More programme information here.
25 MONTHS AGO
Wow — 53% raised after only 24 hours. Thank you so much to all those who donated to our project!