Topic:       The History of Orchestra Conducting. What are the tasks of a conductor, how do they prepare for a concert individually and with a group?

Speaker:  Professor Ajtony Csaba Szakacs, School of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria

Professor Ajtony Csaba Szakacs can’t imagine his life without music. He is the music director for UVic’s Symphony Orchestra in the Faculty of Fine Arts. His expertise focuses on contemporary music performance, music theatre and music dramaturgy. These concentrations allow him to transform pure music events such as concerts into more engaging, more visually appealing spectacles, much like the opera he wrote in 2005, which involved three singers, nine dancers and live visuals and electronics. He brings his European influence and experience at UVic to an event called the SALT New Music Festival with colleagues and students in Victoria. It brings together composers and performers of contemporary music from around the world.

When: Monday, April 15th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Where: Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne Street

Sit down luncheon includes coffee or tea and dessert. Cost is $15.00. $12.00 for JCCV members.

Call or email the JCCV at 250-477-7185 or to reserve.