2006/07 Concert Series

On This Planet

Aventa presented the North American premiere of Anders Nordentoft’s “On This Planet” featuring Thomas Sandberg in the lead role.

The Age of Wire and String
Sunday, Sept 10, 2006 8:00PM
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor
Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)

Anna Hostman, Strange Comforts
Benton Roark, On nights like tonight
David Cecchetto, Floral Prints
Jason Nett, In the Mouth of Madness
Andre Cormier, Infections
Gueorgui Harizanov, Nestinar, Part III (into the fire)
Rolf Wallin, The Age of Wire and String

Flurries
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 8:00PM
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor / Mark McGregor, flute
Phillip T Young Recital Hall ( University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)

Peter Hatch, Three Shades of Blue
Rodney Sharman, Moments
Brian Ferneyhough, Carceri d’Invenzione – Mark McGregor, soloist
Michael Oesterle, Urban Canticle
Brian Ferneyhough, Flurries

The Death of Cinderella
Sunday, April 1, 2007 8:00PM
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor
Phillip T Young Recital Hall ( University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)

Douglas Schmidt, The Death of Cinderella (Aventa commission with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts)
Mauricio Kagel, Die Stücke Der Windrose (The compass pieces) …Norden, Südwesten

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2:30
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor / Janice Jackson, soprano
Phillip T Young Recital Hall ( University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)

Giorgio Magnanensi, il suono blu
Poul Ruders, Abysm
Moritz Eggert, Pong
Klaus Ib Jørgensen, Moon-Pain (Moonlit, Lunar Land)
Bent Sørensen, Weeping White Room
Aventa wishes to acknowledge The Canada Council for the Arts for their assistance in commissioning Giorgio Magnanensi’s il suono blu

Aventa 2007 Tour – Feb. 27 – March 5, 2007

Montréal Nouvelle Musique
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 8:00PM Salle Pierre-Mercure
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor / Janice Jackson, soprano
Ensemble contemporain de Montréal/Aventa Ensemble, Véronique Lacroix, conductor / Jacynthe Riverin, piano

Moritz Eggert, Pong
Klaus Ib Jørgensen, Moon-Pain (Moonlit, Lunar Land)
Giorgio Magnanensi, il suono blu
Michel Gonneville, Adonwe
Poul Ruders, Abysm (I. Abysm / II. Burning / III. Spectre)</ul>

Music Gallery
Thursday, March 1, 2007 8:00PM
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor / Janice Jackson, soprano
Music Gallery, Toronto

Giorgio Magnanensi, il suono blu
Klaus Ib Jørgensen, Moon-Pain (Moonlit, Lunar Land)
Bent Sørensen, The Weeping White Room
Michael Oesterle, Urban Canticle
Poul Ruders, Abysm (I. Abysm / II. Burning / III. Spectre)</ul>

Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
presented by Vocalypse Productions
Saturday, March 3, 2007 8:00PM
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor / Janice Jackson, soprano

Rodney Sharman, Moments
Per Nørgård, Wenn die Rose sich selbst schmücht…
Michael Oesterle, Urban Canticle
Klaus Ib Jørgensen, Moon-Pain (Moonlit, Lunar Land)
Poul Ruders, Abysm (I. Abysm / II. Burning / III. Spectre)</ul>

Aventa at Scandinavia House
Monday, March 5, 2007 7:30PM (doors open 7:00PM)
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor / Janice Jackson, soprano

Bent Sørensen,The Weeping White Room
Klaus Ib Jørgensen, Moon-Pain (Moonlit, Lunar Land) US premiere
Hans Abrahamsen, Six Pieces
Per Nørgård, Wenn die Rose sich selbst schmücht…
Poul Ruders, Abysm (I. Abysm / II. Burning / III. Spectre) US premiere</ul>

On This Planet – Anders Nordentoft
May 18, 19, 2007 8:00PM MacPherson Playhouse Theatre

Thomas Sandberg, The Male / Heather Pawsey, Mother Earth /Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor / Gwen Dobie, Stage Director / Michael Meloche, Stage Design / William Mackwood, Lighting designer

Danish composer Anders Norderntoft’s opera, On This Planet, is a journey through life from birth to death. Anders’ experience as a rock musician combined with his classical training, creates a brand new musical universe where the concept of crossover is no longer adequate as a label. In On This Planet, we enter a world where anything can happen and nothing is what is seems. Danish performance artist, Thomas Sandberg, joined Aventa Ensemble in the North American premiere of this opera.

“On This Planet is a great musical, dramatical and theatrical experience. Friday’s premiere was a magnificant achievement…like life itself.

On This Planet, is all-encompassing, simultaneously all too brief yet seemingly eternal.

Thomas Sandberg…was mesmerizing…no doubt one day somebody else will take on this role, but at the moment it is hard to imagine”. – Deryk Barker (Music in Victoria)

The spectacularly strange performance was topped by an impressive and elaborate set, which included giant moving brick walls, gears, a sand-covered stage and a large mask-like head with a man’s face projected on it. David Lynch would have drooled… for those who love opera, musical theatre, a live rock concert and anything out of the ordinary, On This Planet is a rare experience that is not to be missed.” – Sarah Petrescu (Times Colonist)

“Nordentoft has created his own language from pre-existing vocabularies. His orchestra is capable of making very loud and violent sounds, but also of great beauty…in an orchestra pit bristling with microphones and electronics, Bill Linwood directed a performance on tremendous energy and subtlety”. – Deryk Barker (Music in Victoria)

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