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Lambent Fires – Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 – 8pm

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $20
Pre-concert talk 7:15PM

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor

Dániel Péter Biró – Mishpatim (Part ONE)
Michael Taplin – Lambent Fires
Madeleine Isaksson – Isär
Stefan Prins – Hände ohne Orte*
Giorgio Magnanensi – Lied • TDU FS for ensemble, video and electronics*

* North American premiere

ISCM – Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 12pm

 

 

 

The Roundhouse, Vancouver BC
– presented as part of ISCM World New Music Days 2017

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor

Dániel Péter Biró – Mishpatim (Part ONE)
Michael Taplin – Lambent Fires
Madeleine Isaksson – Isär
Stefan Prins – Hände ohne Orte*
Giorgio Magnanensi – Lied • TDU FS for ensemble, video and electronics*

Undivine Comedy – Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 – 8pm
…a chamber opera from Michael Finnissy

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $40
Pre-opera talk 7:15PM

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor
Helen Pridmore, soprano
Richard Morris, baritone

Michael Finnissy – Undivine Comedy

Phonotopographie – Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 – 8pm

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $20
Pre-concert talk 7:15PM

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor
Mark McGregor, flute

Zosha di Castri – Cortège
Anna Thorvaldsdottir – aequilibria
Gordon Fitzell – Zoom | Richter | Langsam | Pop for flute, ensemble and electronics *
Zosha Di Castri – Phonotopographie

Aventa gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts in the commissioning of new works from Gordon Fitzell

Adieu Gilles – Sunday, Apr. 15, 2018 – 8pm

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $20
Pre-concert talk 7:15PM

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor

Gilles Tremblay – Solstices
Michael Oesterle – Tell Tales
Mauricio Kagel – Die Stücke der Windrose (Norden, Südwesten)

 

Sinfonia Semplice – Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016 8pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $20
Pre-concert talk 7:15PM

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor

Analia Llugdar – Todos los recuerdos…
Ana Sokolovic – …and I need a room…
Carl Nielsen/Hans Abrahamsen – Symphony No. 6 (Sinfonia Semplice) *

Abrahamsen’s (DK) transcription of Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 6 (Sinfonia Semplice) captures the essence of his enigmatic work and highlights the profound influence Nielsen has had on generations of composers.

This concert also introduces Analia Llugdar (Argentina/Canada), a composer of profound, refined and poetic esthetic, and welcomes back Ana Sokolovic (QC), with her infectious Balkan-style rhythms.

Hans Abrahamsen – “a colourist of Ravel’s caliber” – Søren Schauser, Berlingske Tidende

* North American premiere

Spanning Tree – Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 8pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $20
Pre-concert talk 7:15PM

Mark McGregor, flute
Bill Linwood, percussion

Michael Oesterle – Spanning Tree
Michael Oesterle – Delilah
Gilles Tremblay – …le sifflement des vents, porteurs de l’amour…    

Aventa presents two of Michael Oesterle’s most exquisite works. Delilah, for solo flute, is rooted in the work of mathematician Alan Turing and his search for humanity within patterns and systems. Spanning Tree, for solo percussion, guides the audience through a maze of six tableaux, following the growth of a tree toward the sun, spanning the distance between itself and the light – each branch, each new angle reaching forward.

Quebec composer Gilles Tremblay has traveled an exemplary route. His music is distinguished by an exceptional open-mindedness and a keen awareness of the very nature of sound. Acclaimed for its richness of sound and aesthetics, Tremblay’s music has strongly influenced the development of music and contemporary art in Canada. Aventa presents the composer’s classic work for flute and percussion, …le sifflement des vents porteurs de l’amour…

…Tremblay’s infallible ear for colour rarely denies even the simplest gesture its sensuous potential. – Elissa Poole, The Globe and Mail

 

Chiffre – Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017

Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017 8pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $20
Pre-concert talk 7:15PM

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor
Muge Buyukcelen, violin
Corey Rae, percussion

Gerhard Staebler/Michael Oesterle – Den Mullfahrern von San Francisco
Moritz Eggert – Interior at Petworth *
Philippe Leroux – AIR-RÉ
Wolfgang Rihm – Chiffre V and VII *

 

(D)Tourner – Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017 8pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $20
Pre-concert talk 7:15PM

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor
Aiyun Huang, percussion

Patrick Giguère – Insularité III : plenitudes et envies *
David Eagle – As mountain winds *
Bertrand Dubedout – ZAZPIAK Z
Philippe Leroux – (D)Tourner *    

Aventa presents new works from Philippe Leroux (FR/CDN), David Eagle (AB) and Patrick Giguère (QC), alongside the dazzling ZAZPIAK Z by Bertrand Dubedout (FR).

Leroux, possessing a keen understanding of instrumental capabilities and the delicate relationship that exists between live musicians and electronics, continues to push the boundaries of what is possible for the modern ensemble. Aventa is proud to welcome virtuoso percussionist Aiyun Huang (QC) in the premiere of Leroux’s 2017 work, (D)Tourner.

Philippe Leroux is already emblematic of what will be the twenty-first century – Pierre Gervasoni, The World

One would be hard pressed to find anyone who better embodies the spirit of drumming than Aiyun Huang – Donald Paulker, The WholeNote Magazine

Aventa gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts in the commissioning of new works from Philippe Leroux and David Eagle.

* Premiere performance

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