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

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