Streets become liars – Sunday, Nov. 18th, 2018

In Cantor, Australian composer Lisa Illean draws inspiration from the poetry of Willa Cather; we hear a woman’s voice, gentle but resilient, as she contemplates the land around her, contends with loneliness and finds peace in her solitude.

György Ligeti’s music is perhaps best known to the general public through the films of Stanley Kubrick (Eyes Wide Shut, 2001: A Space Odyssey) and more recently Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island.  Completed in 1970, Ligeti’s Chamber Concertis considered by many to be oneof the twentieth century’s most inspiring and influential works for ensemble.

Sunday, November 18th, 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

Zosha Di Castri – Strange Matter
Christopher Mayo – Streets Become Liars*
Lisa Illean – Cantor(after Willa Cather)*
György Ligeti – Chamber Concerto

*Canadian premiere

Lisa Illean’s Cantorhas been commissioned through the initiative of the Lyrebird Sharing Network, of which Aventa is a founding member.

Mayo’s music – “a steampunk collection of gnarly machine-like noises, flashy timbres, and explosive rhythms”(Classical Voice North America)

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