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Event Archive - New Music in New Places: Aventa Ensemble

Thu. April 13th 2006 @  Fisgard Lighthouse - Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site (All Ages)
7:00 - 9:00
Presented by: Aventa Ensemble
Aventa is Victoria’s leading contemporary music ensemble with a real commitment to Canadian composers and imaginative performance. This well-loved landmark will draw regular audience and curious listeners to experience Fisgard Lighthouse transformed by live music and electronics. This event has national significance as this is the first lighthouse on Canada’s west coast (1860). The lighthouse is divided into 4 rooms. The audience will be encouraged to move around in listening to the works for ensemble and live electronics. $15/12 Tickets available at the gate / Advance sales (250) 592-9713;


Giorgio Magnanensi; Doug Schmidt; John Celona; PM Davies


Aventa; Darnell Linwood - horn; Giorgio Magnanensi - live electronics, Douglas Schmidt - accordion; David Humphrey -marimba

Name of Work(s):

Peter Maxwell Davies - Sea Eagle; Magnanensi and Schmidt - raw meat & butterflies; Magnanensi - personum; circuit bent toys and live electronics; Celona - instrument flying; Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic

Location & Time:

Fisgard Lighthouse - Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site
603 Fort Rodd Hill Road
Victoria, BC
Gates open at 6 PM; Concert at 7 PM


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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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