Friday, October 21, 2011, 8:00 pm

Gallery 345

345 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Photo: Jacques Cabana.

Radio SMCQ: Aventa Ensemble

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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!


  • 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)
  • Ana Sokolović, Géométrie sentimentale (1997)

    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.

Composing in the Present!

The SMCQ has been moving in step with the lively rhythms of new music for almost fifty years. With its regular concert season, its Série hommage (Homage Series), an international festival, and a young listener’s programme, the society has served both as a platform for today’s composers and as a window on creative works for everyone.

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