Ligeti Festival (March 2014)

Presenting Hungarian composer György Ligeti’s achievement, his Piano Concerto and one of his quirkiest, his Poème Symphonique for 100 Metronomes, the VS’s Ligeti retrospecive highlights his adventerous technique of combining folk and other influences to produce music of fascinating and unearthly beauty. Concerts include Victoria’s Vox Humana singing Ligeti’s “Lux Aeterna” (featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey), the Emily Carr String Quartet and Uvic’s Sonic Lab.

Victoria Symphony Ligeti Piano Concerto

Saturday, March 29, 8:00 PM @ Alix Goolden Hall

Tania Miller, conductor / Roger Admiral, pianist

Ligeti – Poème Symphonice for 100 Metronomes
Ligeti – Ramifications
Sokolovic – Nie Proverbs
Frehner – Ochus Bochus
Ligeti – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Vox Humana Chamber Choir

Ligeti: Lux Aeterna

Friday, March 28, 8:00 PM @ Alix Goolden Hall

Brian Wismath, conductor

Ligeti – Lux Aeterna
Schnittke – Drei geistliche Gesänge
Gorecki – Totus Tuus
Dubra – Ave Maria
Sharman – Love (from Love, Beauty, Desire)
Pärt – Dopo la Vittoria
Tulev – Summer Rain
Mantyjarvi – Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae

Uvic Sonic Lab

Friday, March 21, 8:00 PM @ Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

Ajtony Csaba, conductor

Billone – Verticale Muto
Berio – O King
Ligeti – Violin Concerto

Emily Carr String Quartet

Ligeti & More

Thursday, March 27, 7:30 PM @ Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Ligeti – Andante and Allegretto
Komorous – String Quartet No. 1 ‘The White Shift’
Komorous – String Quartet No. 2 ‘The Atonement’
Ligeti – Loop (from the Viola Sonata)
Ligeti – Cello Sonata
Sokolovic – Commedia dell’arte