Experience the poignant drama of World War One from the eyes of Isaac, an Indigenous hunter/trapper, who joined the 107th “Timber Wolf” Battalion. Written by Andrew Balfour with librettist Tracey Nepinak, Notinikew (“he who takes part in war”) features Maliseet vocalist Jeremy Dutcher, half-Cree cellist/composer Cris Derksen, and the Winnipeg Boys’ Choir, among other guest artists. Fallen also features Herbert Howells’ Requiem, a masterwork on the death of his son.
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church (525 Wardlaw Ave)
“You never know what you’re going to get…” Camerata Nova is a vocal group without fear, performing Renaissance, contemporary, and Indigenous-infused music. Often singing a cappella, the group also enjoys innovative collaborations and accompaniment from all kinds of instruments and soundscapes. Since 1996, the group has continually accented the unusual, offering authentic early music performances, premières of Manitoba compositions, and an eclectic array in between. Camerata Nova has issued four CDs: Camerata Nova, Mystica, Nova Noël, and Camerata Nova Live: Christmas in Early America, as well as the DVD Wa Wa Tey Wak (Northern Lights). Camerata Nova is led by a group of extraordinary individuals: Artistic Director and Resident Composer Andrew Balfour, and Conductors/Curators Mel Braun, Vic Pankratz and John Wiens.
The following text will be published in the program for Red River Song, presented on April 28th and 29th: Red River Song is a celebration of Manitoba’s Métis heritage – from culture to carts. From the first decade of the 19th century through to the 1870s, the Métis people developed a way of life perfectly […]
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You could hear them coming from miles away. Those Red River Carts, using no axle grease,were the soundscape of the prairies, the pride of the Metis traders. Made entirely of wood, lashed together with rawhide, able to carry vast loads and negotiate anything the Red River Valley topography could throw at them, the Red River […]
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Run, Freddy, Run! is second installment in a set of pieces that looks at Manitoba’s heirloom bison culture. The text is constructed form bison themed varia copied down during my post PhD gap year in Winnipeg. One can’t get far in MB without encountering a bison branded object, organization, business or activity. For example, I […]