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Event Archive - UVic Composers Series II: Aventa Ensemble

Mon. February 20th 2006 Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (Uvic) (All Ages)
8:00 - 10:00
Presented by: Aventa Ensemble
UVic Composers Series
- a festival of new music from Victoria

What: Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor / various soloists

When: Sunday, Feb. 19 / Monday Feb. 20 / Tuesday Feb. 21 – All concerts at 8:00pm
Where: Philip T. Young Recital Hall (MacLaurin Building, UVic)
Tickets: $15/12 (available at door or UVic box office – 721-8480)
Pre-concert talks at 7:15 in upper lobby

Victoria BC – Aventa, in collaboration with the University of Victoria, is proud to host three concerts dedicated to new music at UVic. This 35-year retrospective celebrates the contribution UVic composers have made to our community and Canadian cultural life. These concerts include a chamber orchestra concert, a small ensemble concert and a concert dedicated to electronic/computer music. The composers featured are Martin Bartlett, Dániel Péter Bíro, Christopher Butterfield, John Celona, Rudolf Komorous, Michael Longton and Andy Schloss. This concert series is presented with the assistance of the Victoria Foundation and the British Columbia Arts Council.

For further information and interview opportunities with the composers, please contact Bill Linwood at (250) 592-9713 or e-mail at

Sunday, February 19 / 8:00 PM
Miranda Wong, piano / David Humphrey, percussion / Bill Linwood, percussion
Guest Artists; Gordon Mumma, electronics / Andrew Schloss, radio drum and electronics
Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)
Gordon Mumma Than Particle
John Celona Possible Orchestras at the 21st Harmonic
John Celona Instrument Flying
Gordon Mumma Sixpac Sonatas
Dániel Péter Bíro In Egypt
Andrew Schloss Suite from the Seven Wonders

Monday, February 20 / 8:00 PM
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor / David Humphrey, percussion / Wendell Clanton, saxaphone
Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)
Christopher Butterfield, Computer Felicity Church
Dániel Péter Bíro, Mishpatim
Martin Bartlett, Nautical Almanac
John Celona, Basilica Nuova

Tuesday, February 21 / 8:00 PM
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, conductor
Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building)
Michael Longton, Octet
Rudolf Komorous, Lurid Bride
Rudolf Komorous, Strange Sphere
Christopher Butterfield, Port Bou


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Aventa Ensemble

Aventa Ensemble was founded in 2003 to fill a need in Victoria for a professional ensemble capable of performing a wide range of repertoire. As well as promoting Canadian works, Aventa also programs new works from the international repertoire. A highlight during the opening season was the Canadian premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' De Assumtione... more info
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