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Voices of the World

Voices of the World

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  • Thu 1 Aug, 7:30pm – 9:00pm


Hannah Playhouse, 12 Cambridge Terrace, Te Aro, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $30.00
  • Student (with ID): $20.00



A dynamic evening inspired by global folk music.

A rich collection of songs from around the world will air in Wellington this August, curated and performed by Stroma, New Zealand’s leading new music ensemble. Stroma’s Voices of the World celebrates musical traditions from Armenia, Italy, China, America and, closer to home, Aotearoa.

Outstanding New Zealand soprano Bianca Andrew will steal the night with an unforgettable song cycle by 20th-century Italian composer Luciano Berio. The rich voices of the taonga puoro – Rob Thorne and Alistair Fraser will soar and we are proud to present a world premiere by New Zealand composer John Psathas as well as a NZ premiere of a collaboration between Celeste Oram, Rob Thorne, Keir GoGwilt and members of Stroma. New Zealand composer Jack Body is celebrated in Bouyi, an atmospheric piece for recorded voice and strings inspired by his exploration of the singing styles of southwestern China.

“Many of the works in this concert are either based on folk songs, or feature recordings of non-classical singers alongside which the musicians of Stroma perform', says Stroma Co-Director Michael Norris. ‘The result is an intoxicating blend of cultures and traditions that celebrates the vibrancy of humanity.’ Audiences will also be treated to two international New Zealand premieres that bring to life Chicago and French Canadian street singing – A Wonderful Day by Anna Clyne (UK) and Reeling by Julia Wolfe (USA).

Sit back and travel the world in an evening of folk music for the next generation.

Proudly presented by: Stroma

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