Prehistoric Ligeti / Classical Context

Friday, May 31, 2019
Event Title: Prehistoric Ligeti / Classical Context
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON, M4Y 1J9
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $20
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Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Prehistoric Ligeti / Classical Context

Closing its 2018 / 2019 season, Classical Context will be hosting a concert lecture featuring the music of Ligeti written prior to his escape from the Soviet Union. Andrew James Clark will guide listeners through the staggering events of Ligeti’s early life while he and other former graduate students from the University of Toronto tackle the unique technical virtuosity of Ligeti’s music, much of which was forbidden to be performed at the time. Metamorphoses Nocturnes will be showcased by Montreal’s Quartour Despax. The night ends with the premiere of Andrew James Clark’s String Quartet No.1, celebrating his seven year run as Artistic Director.


Musica Ricercata I, VII (1951)
Five Arany Songs (1952)
Métamorphoses Nocturnes (1954)
Cello Sonata (1948)
Etudes: Fem, Cordes à vide (1985 - 2001)
Canadian Première* String Quartet No. 1

Canadian Music Centre*
20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1J9

416-961-6601 x202

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*The Canadian Music Centre is an accessible venue through a street level entrance to the right of the main entrance. The CMC has gender neutral washrooms. Contact with any questions pertaining to accessibility.