2009/10 Concert Series

Ignite! Composers Workshop
Sunday, September 13, 2009 8:00PM (Pre-concert talk 7:15PM)

Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor
Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building

Christopher Reiche, Ruins Runes
William Peltier, Springtime for Gentle Risings within Gridlock
Max Murray,Liebe in Tirol, Tod in Venedig
Dániel Péter Biró, Shever HaDavar (Fragment of the Word)
Mason Koenig, Touch
Annette Brosin, Directions, Egales
Felipe Ribeiro, Pirilampeios

At First Light
Sunday, November 15, 2009 8:00PM (Pre-concert talk 7:15PM)

Aventa Ensemble, Muge Buyukcelen, violin/Bill Linwood, conductor
Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)

James Beckwith Maxwell, intueri
Yannick Plamondon, La fenêtre II *
George Benjamin, At First Light
Aventa wishes to acknowledge The Canada Council for the Arts for their assistance in commissioning Yannick Plamondon’s La fenêtre II.

Hommage à Gilles Tremblay
Victoria – Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 8:00PM (Pre-concert talk 7:15PM)

Aventa Ensemble, Vincent Ranallo, baritone / Bill Linwood, conductor
Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)

wolf edwards, Altus
Simon Martin, Poème d’appartenance
Simon Steen-Andersen, Chambered Music
Gilles Tremblay, À quelle heure commence le temps?

Montreal – Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 8:00pm
Aventa Ensemble Janice Jackson, soprano / Vincent Ranallo, baritone / Bill Linwood, conductor
Conservatoire de musique et d’Art dramatique

wolf edwards, Altus
Estelle Lemire, Cantus arborescens (2010) (création) *
Gilles Tremblay, Chants Convergents
Simon Steen-Andersen, Chambered Music
Gilles Tremblay, À quelle heure commence le temps?

Aventa 2010 National Tour

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 8:00PM (Pre-concert talk 7:15PM)
Aventa Ensemble, Noa Frenkel, contralto / Olaf Tzschoppe, percussion soloist/ Bill Linwood, conductor
Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)

Olaf Tzschoppe, Kolongala
Dániel Péter Biró, Mishpatim – Laws III – Masked Shadows
Pierre Boulez, Le Marteau sans maître

Montreal Friday, April 9, 2010 – Montreal 8:00PM (Pre-concert talk 7:15PM)
Aventa Ensemble, Noa Frenkel, contralto / Olaf Tzschoppe, percussion soloist/ Bill Linwood, conductor
Chapelle historique du bon Pasteur, Montreal, QC

Dániel Péter Biró, Mishpatim – Laws III – Masked Shadows
Pierre Boulez, Le Marteau sans Maître

Saturday, April 10, 2010 – Toronto 8:00PM (Pre-concert talk 7:15PM)
Aventa Ensemble, Vincent Ranallo, baritone / Noa Frenkel, contralto / Olaf Tzschoppe, percussion solo / Bill Linwood, conductor
New Music Concerts – Tribute to Gilles Tremblay, Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto ON

Dániel Péter Biró, Mishpatim – Laws III – Masked Shadows
wolf edwards, Altus
Gilles Tremblay, À quelle heure commence le temps?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 – Halifax 8:00PM (Pre-concert talk 7:15PM) Halifax – Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery
Aventa Ensemble, Janice Jackson, soprano / Noa Frenkel, contralto / Bill Linwood, conductor

Estelle Lemire, Cantus arborescens (2010)
Gilles Tremblay, Chants Convergents
Pierre Boulez, Le Marteau sans Maître

Le Marteau is an amazing piece of music and Victoria, B.C.’s Aventa Ensemble delivered an amazing performance of it under the direction of conductor Bill Linwood. – Stephen Pedersen, The Chronicle Herald, Halifax NS

Banff Residency May 30 – June 12 – An evening with Gavin Bryars

Saturday, June 12, 2010 – 7:30 PM
Margaret Greenham Theatre, Banff, Alberta
Gavin Bryars, The Sinking of the Titanic
Gavin Bryars, Anyone can see I love you – selected scenes (premiere)
Eivør Pálsdóttir – Marilyn/ Richard Morris – the men / Joel Ivany, stage director Kevin Lamotte, lighting designer / Tim O’Gorman, production manager Aventa Ensemble with special guests Phil Dwyer (tenor sax), Anthony Genge (piano) and Gavin Bryars (double bass) / Bill Linwood, conductor

Bryars Gautier DeblondeFamed British composer Gavin Bryars joined Aventa in residence at The Banff Centre to create a new opera based on the last days of Marilyn Monroe, based on
award winning Canadian author Marilyn Bowering’s book “Anyone can see I love you”. Under the direction of Canadian director Joel Ivany, the evening featured the other-worldly Faroese chanteuse, Eivør in two fully staged scenes from the opera. The program also featured a performance and recording of Bryars’s 20th century masterwork The Sinking of the Titanic. The residency was a co-production of the Banff Centre and the British Columbia Arts Council.

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