Describedas "an esoteric Romantic, dwelling on the majesty and terror of the sublime" (New Yorker) Austria's Georg Friedrich Haas has emerged as one of the major European composers of his generation. His 2000 work, in vain, has become a masterpiece of the modern repertoire with performances worldwide. Composed in the wake of the rise of the right-wing Freedom Party in the 1999 Austrian elections, in vain conveys, in part, Haas' despair in the face of decaying hopes for social progress.
"This modern masterwork transforms the concert hall into a place of shuddering mystery, suggesting that the way of truth goes through the dark." - Alex Ross, The New Yorker
Bill Linwood, conductor
Sunday, November 4, 2012 8:00PM
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $20/18
Pre-concert talk 7:15PM