Music & Performance

Music features prominently at StAnza, with everything from classical to folk and pop to jazz contributing to the festive elements of free events as well as featuring in a range of ticketed shows. Musical performances present poetry combined with or set to music, look back at the great ballad or songwriting traditions of past centuries, or recognise poetry’s connection with contemporary song and the classics of the 20th century songbook. More recently we have also featured dance, storytelling and contemporary circus in the programme.