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. 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.
The concert also features excerpts from Jenny McLeod's For Seven and Gillian Whitehead's Manutaki.
When and Where:
20 May 2018 | 4:00 PM | Auckland | Auckland Town Hall
21 May 2018 | 7:30 PM | Hamilton | Gallagher Academy
22 May 2018 | 7:30 PM | New Plymouth | Theatre Royal
24 May 2018 | 7:30 PM | Napier | MTG Century Theatre
25 May 2018 | 7:30 PM | Wellington | Shed 6
27 May 2018 | 6:00 PM | Nelson | Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
28 May 2018 | 7:30 PM | Dunedin | Glenroy Auditorium
30 May 2018 | 7:30 PM | Christchurch | The Piano
May 20, 2018 4:00PM