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through one mind, a universe of music


through one mind, a universe of music


March 17-18, 2017

Noe Valley Ministry
1021 Sanchez St. (at 23rd)
San Francisco

7:30pm, Friday March 17
Program One: Hungarian Roots
Spotify Playlist

György Ligeti: Musica ricercata for solo piano
Transylvanian folk music
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 2, Sz. 67
Ligeti: Cello Sonata
Sierra: Songs from the Diaspora for soprano, piano, and string quartet

3pm, Saturday March 18
Meet the Composer

Preconcert talk by Francesco Spagnolo and interview with
Bard Music West's first composer in residence, Luna Pearl Woolf

4pm, Saturday March 18
Modern Times: Dreams of the Absurd
Spotify Playlist

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

8pm, Saturday March 18
Musical Eternity

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
Riley: Keyboard Study No. 2 for solo piano
György Ligeti: Lux Aeterna for a cappella chorus

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. 

At Bard Music West, we seek to understand our world through music. We're a new annual festival that explores the mind of a 20th-century or contemporary composer, delving into the ideas, obsessions, movements, and people that captured his or her imagination. Our events range backwards and forwards in time, across musical genres and creative media.

Enjoy a drink during the show!





















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About Bard Music Festival

About Bard Music Festival

“Part boot camp for the brain, part spa for the spirit”

—The New York Times

Bard Music West is a new generation of the Bard Music Festival. Founded in 1990, the annual Bard Music Festival presents a series of thematic programs that explore the music, life, and times of a featured composer. Performances, informal talks, special events, and a book of essays, all designed to appeal to a broad audience, serve to place the work of the composer in historical, cultural, and social context. The Festival is committed to bringing to life rarely heard works, investigating the influences of popular and folk music on classical compositions, and broadening and diversifying the audience for classical music.