Monday, January 29, 2018
Event Title: Winnipeg New Music Festival: Through the Looking Glass
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Westminster United Church: 745 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $Adult - $25; Student - $12
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: WNMF3: Through the Looking Glass

In an eclectic concert exploring identity, politics, and spirituality, local choirs Polycoro and Camerata Nova take the stage to present excerpts from Philip Glass’ iconoclastic operas Einstein on the Beach and The Coronation of Akhnaten alongside choral works by celebrated Canadian and international composers. Academy Award® nominee Jóhann Jóhannsson (Iceland), influenced by Glass, will present the live performance world premiere of Orphic Hymn from his latest Deutsche Grammophon release.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Event Title: The New World - Winnipeg New Music Festival
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall 555 Main St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $25
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link:

A fascinating new work for cello and orchestra by Canadian Cassandra Miller will be heard. The world premiere was recently given by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with the piece being commissioned by cellist Charles Curtis, who himself has worked closely with iconic artists La Monte Young, Elaine Radigue Alvin Lucier, and others. The concert will begin with Icelandic-Canadian composer Fjóla Evans’ short, textural work and will end with Turkish composer Fazil Say’s major work for extra large orchestra Symphony No. 2 Mesopotamia.

An Interview with Conductor Alexander Micklethwate

December 6, 2016

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra reported in its 2015-2016 Annual Report an accumulated surplus of more than half a million dollars. Financially, things were not always so rosy. At some point in its now almost seventy-year-old existence, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra had a staggering deficit of three million dollars. Along the way, there had been accomplishments, but also labour issues, poor concert attendance, and instead of getting a raise, musicians in this professional large-market Prairie orchestra took a fifteen per cent hit in their salaries.

Related Composers: Harry Stafylakis