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Captive is the third in our series of Reconciliation concerts, featuring new works on the theme of “captivity” by Indigenous composers/performers.
“When a song can quiet two dozen drunks, you can be confident that there is something there that’s worth listening to,” says La Nef music director Seán Dagher.
On Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020, Winnipeg New Music Festival proudly presents Camerata Nova vocal ensemble in a program that builds on the theme of “old made new”.
John Wiens is joined by Guido Morini (continuo), Elinor Frey (viola da gamba), Madeleine Owen (theorbo), and Bruce Dickey (cornetto).
Once an instrument of great virtuosi, but which lamentably fell into disuse in the 19th century. The revival began in the 1950s, but it was largely Bruce Dickey, who, from the late 1970s, created a new renaissance of the instrument, allowing the agility and expressive power of the cornetto to be heard once again.
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Choral maestro Andrew Balfour pursues his Indigenous identity through music. There are things you expect to hear from a classical-music composer like Andrew Balfour: that he grew up singing in a church choir. That he began playing an instrument at an early age – in his case, trumpet. That while other kids were grinding out guitar licks, miming Bruce Springsteen or David Bowie (he grew up in the 1970s), Balfour was air-conducting Beethoven.
Being involved in historical music, as I often am, requires no small amount of sleuthing. In the time that I find to read historical documents, the reports of others who have read them, and the problems that arise from the misinterpretation of those documents by sincere and well-meaning scholars (including myself), has led to confusion over the years.
Curated and conducted by John Wiens, this concert seeks to showcase choral works by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) and to explore the life of this composer, arguably the greatest of the English Baroque period. Join us to find out how cocoa can kill…
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