Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Mar 18 2017 4:00 PM

Noe Valley Ministry
1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco CA

Through one mind, a universe of music.

Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions.

Single tickets are only $25 online. Discount packages available for the full festival and Marathon Saturday (all Saturday events). Enjoy beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company with your ticket purchase!

See the full schedule here:

4pm, Saturday March 18
Program Two: Modern Times, Dreams of the Absurd

Experience ideas that fascinated Ligeti throughout his life: theatricality, absurdity, and the mechanical devices of modern society. Includes a world-premiere, Samuel Beckett, dazzling piano etudes, Romantic chamber music, and much more!

Robert Schumann: Märchenerzählungen (Fairy tales) for clarinet, viola, and piano
Reading: Short stories by Gyula Krúdy
György Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre—Three arias from Le grande macabre
Film: Scenes from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times
Ligeti: Continuum for solo harpsichord
Samuel Beckett and Luna Pearl Woolf: Act Without Words I and world-premiere
Ligeti: Études for Piano (selections)

Cost: $25 general /$15 student