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Living Toys
Thomas Ad�s 

Thomas Adès
On Feb. 3rd, Aventa performs Thomas Ad�s' virtuoso work for ensemble,
Living Toys.

 
"Even as the UK is brimming with wonderful young composers, I think few would dispute that Tom Ad�s may be the most extravagantly gifted on them all..."
   - Sir Simon Rattle     
            

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Gavin Bryars A Bryars' Festival

"... The music of Gavin Bryars falls under no category. It is mongrel, full of sensuality and wit and is deeply moving. He allows you to witness new wonders in the sounds around you by approaching them from a completely new angle. With a third ear maybe..." - Michael Ondaatje

 

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Aventa  
Described by the Globe and Mail as a "superb contemporary-music ensemble", Aventa has earned a reputation for stellar performance and ambitious programming, and has established itself as one of Canada's leading contemporary music ensembles.


With a reputation for superb performance and ambitious programming, Aventa has established itself as one of Canada's leading contemporary music ensembles. Presented as part of the Victoria Symphony as part of their 2012 New Music Festival, Aventa is pleased to present the music of British composer Gavin Bryars alongside repertoire from Canada's Anthony Genge and England's Thomas Ad�s. From Bryars' early iconic works The Sinking of the Titanic and Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet, to his current works for opera, dance and stage, he remains an internationally respected and influential composer. 

 

Described by the New York Times as "one of the most accomplished and

complete musicians of his generation", British composer Thomas Ad�s 
has become one of the most imposing figures in contemporary music. 
Written when the composer was only 22 years of age, Living Toys has become a classic in the contemporary repertoire. 

Friday, February 3, 8 pm (Pre-concert talk 7:15pm)

Alix Goolden Performance Hall Admission $15/10

Living Toys - Aventa Ensemble

Bill Linwood, conductor / Anne Grimm, soprano / Benjamin Butterfield, tenor

 

A
bout the Victoria Symphony New Music Festival 2012 

The Victoria Symphony launches its 2012 new music festival with an eclectic mix of diverse ensembles, including two of Canada's finest proponents of contemporary music; Montreal's Ensemble Sixtrum and Victoria's own Aventa Ensemble, as well as the young professionals and future advocates of new music from the University of Victoria's SONIC LAB.

 

Wednesday, February 1, 8 pm (Pre-concert talk 7:15pm)

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic School of Music) Admission $15/10

Sixtrum - percussion ensemble 

  

Thursday, February 2, 8 pm  (Pre-concert talk 7:15pm)

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet  

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic School of Music) Free admission

Sonic Lab and Guests Ajtony Csaba, Christopher Butterfield, conductors

  

Friday, February 3, 8 pm (Pre-concert talk 7:15pm)

Alix Goolden Performance Hall Admission $15/10

Living Toys - Aventa Ensemble

Bill Linwood, conductor / Anne Grimm, soprano / Benjamin Butterfield, tenor

  

Saturday, February 4, 8 pm (Pre-concert talk 7:15pm)

The Sinking of the Titanic 

Alix Goolden Performance Hall Admission $15/10

Victoria Symphony, Tania Miller, conductor / Louis Ranger, trumpet

   

See three shows for the price of two! 

Call the VS box office to purchase a Festival Pass, valid for concerts on

February 1, 3, and 4. Passes are $30 for adults and $20 for seniors/students. 250.385.6515

http://www.victoriasymphony.ca/

  

"I can hardly give enough praise to the 13 players of Victoria's Aventa Ensemble and conductor Bill Linwood, who tackled all this difficult music with skill, passion and dedication."

(Robert Everett-Green, The Globe and Mail)


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Aventa Ensemble

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Victoria, BC V8R 5E7

Canada 

(250) 592-9713  / info@aventa.ca