2013/14 Concert Series

Marilyn Forever

Music by Gavin Bryars
Libretto by Marilyn Bowering

September 13 + 14, 2013 8PM (pre-opera talk 7:15PM)
MacPherson Playhouse Theatre

Eivør Pálsdóttir, Marilyn
Thomas Sandberg, The Men
Bill Linwood, conductor
Aventa Ensemble

Joel Ivany, Stage Director
Kevin Lamotte, Lighting Design
Camellia Koo, Costume and Stage Design
Sarah Robb, Stage Manager
Timothy O’Gorman, Production Manager

Set in the passage between life and death,
Marilyn Forever reveals the essence of a life
committed to the ideals of beauty and love,
in a world without values.

As If

Sunday, November 17, 2013 8:00PM (Pre-concert talk 7:15PM)
Live streaming opens at 7:45PM – http://finearts.uvic.ca/music/events/live/
Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)
Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor

James Rolfe – As If
John Celona/John Burke – This next space
Gerald Barry – Feldman’s Sixpenny Editions

In an evening of premieres, Aventa presents new works from Canadians James Rolfe, John Celona and John Burke, and the North American premiere of Irish composer Gerald Barry’s Feldman’s Sixpenny Editions

To Weave

Aventa presents Eve Egoyan in concert

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014  8:00PM
Tickets: $20/18

Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)
Aventa Ensemble

Eve Egoyan, solo piano

James Tenney – To Weave (a meditation)
Piers Hellawell – Piani, Latebre
Linda Catlin Smith – The Underfolding (premiere)
Michael Finnissy – Folklore II

Aventa proudly presents Eve Egoyan, a concert pianist dedicated to the performance of new works.  A native of Victoria, Eve’s intense focus, command of the instrument, insightful interpretations, and unique programmes welcome audiences into unknown territory, bridging the gap between the audience and contemporary composition.

Strange News

Sunday, March 9, 2014  8:00PM (Pre-concert talk 7:15PM)
Tickets: $20/18
Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)
Aventa Ensemble

Bill Linwood, conductor
Arthur Kisenyi, actor
Rick Sacks, vibraphone

Zosha di Castri – Strange Matter
Christopher Butterfield – Parc
Rolf Wallin/Josse De Pauw, Strange News

A highlight of our 2013/14 season is the production of Rolf Wallin’s Strange News, a work that confronts the challenging issue of child soldiers.   Norway’s leading composer Rolf Wallin and Ugandan actor Arthur Kisenyi join Aventa in the presentation of this work which features video, live electronics, surround sound and the participation of local media.  This event will also feature works from two remarkable Canadian composers, Victoria’s Christopher Butterfield and Alberta/New York composer Zosha di Castri.

Strange News Tour – March 2014

Seattle, WA – Monday, March 10, 2014 8:00 pm
Chapel of the Good Shepard – 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle WA
Tickets available at the door ($5 – 15 on a sliding scale)

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor
Richard Sacks, percussion

Jocelyn Morlock, Icarus, landing
Zosha di Castri, Strange Matter
Donald Stewart, crociFISSIONe
Rolf Wallin/Josse De Pauw, Strange News

New York City – Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:00PM
ROULETTE – 509 Atlantic Ave (On the corner of Atlantic & 3rd Aves)
A presentation of Ear Heart Music

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor
Arthur Kisenyi, actor
Richard Sacks, percussion

Zosha di Castri, Strange Matter
Christopher Butterfield, Parc 
Rolf Wallin/Josse De Pauw, Strange News

Ottawa – Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:30PM
Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC
Tickets available at the door $20/15
By Telephone:
Local: 819-776-7000
Toll free: 1-800-555-5621
TTY for people with hearing disabilities: 819-776-7003

Online tickets available here

Presented in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor
Arthur Kisenyi, actor
Richard Sacks, percussion

Christopher Butterfield, Parc 
Zosha di Castri, Strange Matter
Rolf Wallin/Josse De Pauw, Strange News

On March 13, 2014 join Aventa, in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, for an inspiring expert-led discussion on child soldiers and human rights followed by a performance of Rolf Wallin’s “Strange News”.

Moderated by the director of Child Soldiers Initiative, Shelly Whitman, the evening features presentations from Robert R. Fowler and Her Excellency Mona E. Brøther, the Norwegian Ambassador to Canada.

Regina – Saturday, March 15, 2014 8:00PM
University Theatre, Riddell Centre, University of Regina
$10/7 – University of Regina Students free admission

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor
Richard Sacks, percussion

Zosha di Castri, Strange Matter
Alain Perron, Tristesse blanche
Christopher Butterfield, Parc
Rolf Wallin, Strange News

 

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