SMCQ/Aventa: Tanzer Lieder

  • October 20, 2011
    8:00 pm
Salle de concert — Conservatoire
4750, avenue Henri-Julien

Works by Frehner, Ruders, Sharman, Sokolović.

Attention: Not for the faint of heart! The Aventa ensemble of 15 musicians will challenge listeners to move from a state of contemplation (Géométrie sentimentale) to an euphoric vertigo (Voluptuous Panic) by way of sensuality and brightness evoking the music of Kafka’s era (Kafkapriccio). Extreme programming — Aventa gives full coverage!

Participants

Programme

  • Rodney Sharman, Elsewhereless (1998) (Atom Egoyan, libretto)
    Montreal premiere extract
    chamber orchestra
    Scene 4
  • Ana Sokolović, Tanzer Lieder (2004; arr. 2011) (Ana Sokolović, arrangement)
    premiere
    baritone, and chamber orchestra
  • Poul Ruders, KafKapriccio (2008)
    chamber orchestra
    • 1. Franz
    • 2. Felice
    • 3. Leni
    • 4. Josef
    • 5. The Execution
  • Paul Frehner, Voluptuous Panic (2011)
    chamber orchestra
    • 1. Escape Velocity
    • 2. Saltarello — Proxima Centauri
  • Rodney Sharman, Cabaret Songs (1998)
    baritone, and chamber orchestra
    • 1. Lovepain/Libesleid (2001)
    • 2. Wooden Shoes (2008)
    • 3. Au revoir, Maria Callas (2008)
  • flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, and string quintet
    Commission: ECM+, with support from the CCA
    • 1. triangle
    • 2. cercle
    • 3. carré

Production SMCQ

Hailing from British Columbia with a reputation for high quality performances and original repertoire choices, Aventa is one of Canada’s most respected contemporary music ensembles.