Aventa Ensemble

  • October 17, 2011
    8:00 pm
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Pkwy — Regina
  • October 18, 2011
    8:00 pm
von Kuster Hall — Don Wright Faculty of Music — University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond — London

Aventa and William Linwood perform 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

Program

  • Rodney Sharman, Elsewhereless (1998) (Atom Egoyan, libretto)
    chamber orchestra
  • flute, oboe, B flat clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, and string quintet
    Commission: ECM+, with support from the CCA
    • 1. triangle
    • 2. cercle
    • 3. carré
  • Paul Frehner, Voluptuous Panic (2011)
    chamber orchestra
    • 1. Escape Velocity
    • 2. Saltarello — Proxima Centauri
  • Poul Ruders, KafKapriccio (2008)
    chamber orchestra
    • 1. Franz
    • 2. Felice
    • 3. Leni
    • 4. Josef
    • 5. The Execution

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.