SALT The First Tsilumos Festival at Open Space 3/20

March 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm (performance)


new music and more . . . for all the senses
The First Tsilumos Festival

March 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Day Tickets $20

SALT is a day long festival of contemporary music and dance from Canada and around the world. The Tsilumos Ensemble is an exciting new group of musicians brought together to offer new possibilities in engaging all the senses.

The first concert will be dedicated to composer Elliott Carter featuring Joanna Hood, Ajtony Csaba, Dániel Péter Biró and the Lafayette Quartet. Virtuoso soloists Kris Covlin, Mark McGregor and Tzenka Dianova will present works by Avram, Biró, Newsome and Nicolescu. 20th Century classics Pierrot Lunaire by Schoenberg andGran Torso by Helmut Lachenmann will also be on the menu. A final concert will feature Canadian premieres of works by Czernowin, Grisey and Donatoni in coordination with the amazing dancing of the Suddenly Dance Theatre. Throughout the day long festival audience members will have a chance to talk with the composers and musicians about the concerts in a casual setting.

Audience members are welcome to enjoy cuisine and beverages while mingling with performers, composers and dancers during this daylong event. Food and drink, specially designed for the music, will be provided by Victoria Spirits.


Concert 1 at 11:30 a.m. Brunch with Elliott Carter
Joanna Hood, Ajtony Csaba, Dániel Péter Biró and the Lafayette Quartet perform works of this contemporary American master

Concert 2 at 3:30 p.m. New Virtuosity
Tzenka Dianova, Kris Covlin, Mark McGregor, Hannah Burton, Rob Phillips and Kevin Grady play works of Biró, Newsome, Maxwell (Canadian Premieres), Berio, Xenakis, Avram and Nicolescu

Concert 3 at 5:30 p.m. Response 1
Featuring Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and a response-piece by German composer Annette Brosin Übersetzungen performed by Heather Harker, Crystal Yang, Liam Hockley, Nathan Friedman, Darren Miller, Emily Burton, Brooke Wilken, Monika Zaborowski and conducted by Alex Jang

Concert 4 at 7:00 p.m Response 2
Featuring Lachenmann’s famous string quartet Gran Torso and a response-piece by Canadian Composer Darren Miller for felipe de almeida ribeiro performed by Liz Massi, Deidre Carr, Jiten Beairsto and Chantal Bian

Concert 5 at 8:30 p.m. Dancing in the Sound of Light
Groundbreaking works by Donatoni, Grisey and Czernowin performed by the Tsilumos Ensemble conducted by Ajtony Csaba with special guests from the Suddenly Dance Theatre

Open Space Arts Society
510 Fort St.
Victoria, BC
V8W 1E6

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Twestival Victoria set to Tweet. Meet. Give. 3/24

March 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm (Uncategorized)

Victoria’s Social Media Community unites
with Global Twitter-Based Charity Event
to raise Funds for Victoria Cool Aid Society

Thursday March 24th at 7pm, join the Victoria Twitter community (#yyj) for a fabulous evening of food, drink, music and conversation with performances by local talent plus door prizes and a silent auction. Connect with the movers and shakers in the local social media community at the Bengal Lounge of the Fairmont Empress Hotel to raise funds for Victoria’s Cool Aid Society, with all proceeds going directly to provide computer equipment and food to some of Victoria’s most disadvantaged citizens.

What is Twestival Victoria?

Twestival Victoria began in 2009 when local twitterer and long time community volunteer Janis La Couvée met celebrated Vancouver blogger Miss 604, Rebecca Bollwitt.  La Couvée was immediately attracted to this new way of connecting those in need with those who can help.

“Can you imagine an organizing committee of ten members putting together an event to fundraise with sponsors, donors, volunteers, entertainment and venue – ALL in 6 weeks? Twestival Victoria, #yyjtwestival, incorporates traditional fundraising methods and the power of social media to accelerate the connecting of people and the cause.”

Since 2009, Twestival Victoria has raised over $13,000 for local (Power to Be Adventure Therapy Society) and international (Concern Worldwide) charities. In March 2010, Victoria ranked #8 worldwide in funds raised per capita, and 16th in total funds raised. The #yyjtwestival team is excited to see the possibilities in 2011 to increase fundraising levels.

Committee members include: José Albis, Chris Burdge, Jason Finnerty, Scott Garman, Janis La Couvée, Scott McDonald, Asmâa Methqal, Theresa Scholes, and Jaryd Zinkewich.

The Victoria Cool Aid Society


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