Aventa Ensemble

  • October 21, 2011
    8:00 pm
Gallery 345
345 Sorauren Avenue — Toronto

Works by 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)
    chamber orchestra
  • 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
  • Ana Sokolović, Tanzer Lieder (2004; arr. 2004) (Ana Sokolović, arrangement)
    soprano, and piano
  • 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.