"Jackson integrates vocalizations, gesture and instrumental sound with flawless virtuosity."

- Stephen Pedersen
Chronicle Herald, Halifax

"A first rate new music ensemble
devoted to ambitious, important programming. Victoria has that in Aventa."

- Elissa Poole, OPUS Magazine


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Babel is a Blessing

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue, Halifax, NS
Joceyne Fleury - Mezzo Soprano
John Plant - Pianist / Composer

This exciting concert features John Plant's beautiful and haunting Babel
is a Blessing
and Russian Art Song. more...


Vonda de Ville

Vonda De Ville in "Temporal Follies" - an Electropera

February 2nd through 7th, 2010
The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen St., Halifax, NS
Janice Jackson - Voice
Lukas Pearse - Composer / Performer

An aging Vaudeville singer has her voice recorded at the beginning of the recording age with unusual consequences. more...

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New Music for the New Year

January 7th, 2010 7:30PM
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Halifax, NS
Symphony Nova Scotia with conductor Bernhard Gueller
Janice Jackson, Soprano
Lan Tung, Erhu

Symphony Nova Scotia, in collaboration with the Canadian New Music Network (CNMN), Upstream Music Association and Vocalypse Productions, presents an extraordinary evening of musical performances and dialogues, an evening
destined to change how you think about music, smashing the boundaries between orchestral, jazz, rock and world music.

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The Aventa Ensemble, From Victoria, BC

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 8:00PM (Pre-concert talk 7:15PM) 
Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue, Halifax, NS
Janice Jackson, Soprano
Noa Frenkel, Contralto
Bill Linwood, conductor

This concert includes 2 exciting pieces by Estelle Lemire and Gilles Tremblay from Quebec and
Le Marteau sans Maître by Pierre Boulez. more...

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Trudeau: Long March / Shining Path

June 16th through 20th, 2010
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Halifax, NS
D.D. Jackson - Composer
George Elliott Clark - Libretto

This Worlld Premiere Opera explores the life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau as he declared himself, as a young man, 'un citoyen du monde' - a citizen of the world. more...

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