UVA Dept. of Music- Science Ficta

112 Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22904

(434) 924-3052

  • Presented By: UVA Dept. of Music
  • Dates: February 29, 2020
  • Location: Old Cabell Hall
  • Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: Free


The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents a concert by Science Ficta on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Science Ficta will perform at the end of a multi-day residency with the graduate students in the Compostion and Computer Technologies program at UVA. During their residency, the group will work with the composers to perform and record their recent works.

Science Ficta is an ensemble of viola da gamba virtuosi (Doug Balliett, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Loren Ludwig, and Zoe Weiss), Science Ficta tackles the thorniest polyphonic challenges, old and new. Longtime collaborators and friends, in 2016 the four were inspired to form an ensemble dedicated to music at least as difficult to play as it is to listen to (and hopefully more so!). Science Ficta's arcane but rewarding repertory is comprised both of new commissions and a wealth of little-known sixteenth century works that have been unjustly neglected by modern performers and listeners.