Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Mar 18 2017 8:00 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:

8pm, Saturday March 18th
Program Three: Musical Eternity

The festival ends with a celebration of Ligeti that juxtaposes the magisterial with the minute, featuring San Francisco’s premier new music chorus, Volti. Trace the vast range of Ligeti’s influences from 15th-century choral music to California minimalism. Become a performer in our participatory adaptation of Ligeti’s mind-blowing Poéme Symphonique for mobile phone metronomes. Volti ends the festival with the otherworldly soundscape of Lux Aeterna of 2001: A Space Odyssey fame.

Johannes Ockeghem: Marian Motets for a cappella chorus
György Ligeti: Sonata for Viola
Ligeti: Poéme Symphonique, adapted for mobile phone metronomes
Lukas Ligeti: Excerpts from Time for violin and piano
Terry Riley: Keyboard Study No. 2 for solo piano
György Ligeti: Lux aeterna for a cappella chorus

Cost: $25 general/ $15 student