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Ajtony Csaba

Program and component
Arts Abroad, Travel

Community
Victoria, British Columbia

Field of practice
Music and Sound

Grant amount
$2,250

Fiscal year
2020–21

A Concert Promotes the SALT New Music Festival Abroad

An orchestra conductor looks into the camera while balancing his baton on one finger.
Ajtony Csaba Photo: Oliver Sin

Conductor Ajtony Csaba is promoting the SALT New Music Festival’s mission via a livestreamed concert presented in Salamanca, Spain.

Contemporary music shines in Spain

Ajtony Csaba is an independent conductor and founding member of the SALT New Music Festival in Victoria, British Columbia. He recently conducted a concert by the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León contemporary music orchestra in Salamanca, Spain. Hoping to spark conversations and promote the work of the SALT Festival on the international stage, Csaba directed five days of rehearsals while respecting pandemic-related restrictions.

A livestreamed concert

The orchestra was initially expected to perform a concert entitled Open Doors – Puertas Abiertas before a live audience. The concert featured six pieces, four of which were technically difficult. In the end, the event was livestreamed in March 2020—this ensured a safe and optimal recording environment for Ajtony Csaba and his musicians.

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