2004/05 Concert Series

Concerto Conciso Sept. 29, 2004, 8:00PM
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor
Louis Lortie, guest artist
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)

Simon Holt, Kites (Canadian premiere)
Bent Sorensen, Shadowland
Thomas Adès, Concerto Conciso (Canadian premiere)

Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet
Dec. 3, 2004, 8:00PM
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor
Susan Young, soprano, Yariv Aloni, viola
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)

Rodney Sharman, Four Seasons, One Tree
Gavin Bryars, The Old Tower of Löbenicht
Douglas Schmidt, Vegetables on Parade (premiere)
Gavin Bryars, Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Lettura di Dante
February 23, 2005 8:00 PM
Aventa Ensemble, Susan Young, soprano, Steven Price, bass baritone, Bill Linwood, conductor
Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)

Wolf Edwards, Altus (premiere)
Claude Vivier, Lettura di Dante
Gilles Tremblay, À quelle heure commence le temps?

Feb. 25, 2005, 8:00PM
Phillip T Young Recital Hall ( University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)
Bill Linwood, conductor, percussion / Susan Young, soprano

Gilles Tremblay, Solstices
Gilles Tremblay, “…le sifflement des vents, porteurs de l’amour…”
Gilles Tremblay, Souffles: Champs I
Gilles Tremblay, Le signe du lion
Gilles Tremblay, Aubes
Gilles Tremblay, Chants Convergents (Ansari, Hillesum, d’Avila)

Music of Ligeti
May 20, 2005 8:00 PM
John Lowry, violin / Yariv Aloni, viola / Darnell Linwood, horn
Bill Linwood, percussion /Miranda Wong, piano
Phillip T Young Recital Hall ( University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)

Michael Colgrass, Variations for Four Drums and Viola
Hans Abrahamsen, Six Pieces for horn, violin and piano (Canadian premiere)
György Ligeti, Trio for violin, horn and piano

I have no doubt that Darnell Linwood, John Lowry and Miranda Wong, who closed Friday’s Aventa concert with a spectacular performance of Ligeti’s Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano, would agree that the composer does not allow mere human limitations to interfere with his compositional process. – Deryk Barker, Times Colonist, Victoria

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