1890S Texts Made Modern By Ten Female Composers.
Forward, forward, sisters! Featuring ten female composers and songwriters, this concert will see a collection of New Zealand women’s suffrage songs brought into the modern age. Various singers will be joined by instrumental, electronic and taonga puoro musicians to perform re-imaginings of these politically trailblazing texts. We’ll also be premiering the winning entry from our Lullaby Competition for the Prime Minister - a prophetic 1892 lullaby set to music, to be gifted to Jacinda Ardern.
- Alison Isadora
- Ariana Tikao
- Brooke Singer
- Gemma Peacocke
- Emma Bernard
- Jasmine Lovell-Smith
- Meri Haami
- Miriama Young
- Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly
- Susan Frykberg
Presented by the New Zealand School of Music - Te Kōkī at Victoria University of Wellington. Proudly supported by the Ministry for Women's Suffrage 125 Community Fund.
New Zealand School of Music:
The New Zealand School of Music (Te Kōkī), Victoria University of Wellington, is situated in Wellington, the arts capital of New Zealand, and we offer the highest standards of excellence in professional music fields (including classical performance, composition, jazz, music therapy, musicology, and ethnomusicology), and bring an international standard of music education to New Zealanders.
From 2006 until 2014, NZSM was a joint venture of Massey and Victoria Universities, drawing upon the long history of music education provided by the Victoria University Music Department and Massey Conservatorium of Music.
At the establishment of the New Zealand School of Music, the two shareholding universities set out our mission, to be New Zealand’s pre-eminent provider of university-level music education, research, composition and performance.
To achieve this mission, NZSM has identified three goals:
- To attract the elite of students in New Zealand and excellent students from overseas.
- To achieve international recognition for the quality of its teaching, research composition and performance.
- To contribute significantly to the nation’s cultural life, particularly in Wellington, through providing widely inclusive music education and a strong community outreach programme, and by working co-operatively with other arts organisations.