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Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:31 PM


Bard Music West presents:

The World of Gyorgy Ligeti

March 17th at 7:30 pm; March 18th at 4 pm and 8 pm, San Francisco


Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West's inaugural festival, The World of Gyorgy 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, including his dazzling piano etudes.

The full festival pass gives access to all three programs, which feature over 30 world class artists from the Bay Area and around the world, plus a pre-concert talk.

March 17th at 7:30 pm
Program 1: Hungarian Roots
Gyorgy Ligeti: Musica ricercata for solo piano
Transylvanian folk music
Bela Bartok: String Quartet No. 2, Sz. 67
Ligeti: Cello Sonata
Roberto Sierra: Songs from the Diaspora for soprano, piano, and string quartet

March 18th at 3 pm
Meet the composer: a conversation with Luna Pearl Woolf and Francesco Spagnolo

March 18th at 4 pm
Program 2: Modern Times, Dreams of the Absurd
Robert Schumann: Marchenerzahlungen (Fairy tales) for clarinet, viola, and piano
Reading: Short stories by Gyula Krudy
Gyorgy 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: Act Without Words I (with music by Luna Pearl Woolf for solo clarinet)
Ligeti: Etudes for Piano (selections)

March 18th at 8 pm
Program 3: Musical Eternity
Johannes Ockeghem: Marian Motets for a cappella chorus
Gyorgy Ligeti: Sonata for Viola
Ligeti: Poeme Symphonique, adapted for mobile phone metronomes - audience participatory
Lukas Ligeti: Excerpts from Time for violin and piano
Terry Riley: Keyboard Study No. 2 for solo piano
Gyorgy Ligeti: Lux aeterna for a cappella chorus

For more information and tickets, visit

March 17th at 7:30 pm; March 18th at 4 pm and 8 pm

Noe Valley Ministry
1021 Sanchez St.
San Francisco, CA, 94114

$25 general/$15 student online ($30/$20 at the door).

Email: info -at-
Phone: 415-857-1632
Contact: Allegra Chapman

About Bard Music West:
Bard Music West is a place where audiences can explore the continuum of music in concert while connecting deeply with music of our time. It looks at the life, works, and influences of one 20th century or contemporary composer each year through music, film, theater, and more.

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