Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Venue: Crescent Fort Rouge United Church (525 Wardlaw Avenue, corner of Nassau and Wardlaw)
Curator: Andrew Balfour
Conductor: Mel Braun
Pre-concert talk: Saturday at 6:45 pm / Sunday at 2:15 pm
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.
This is the second concert in a series dedicated to truth and reconciliation. In 2020, look for our third concert, Captive, expressing the power and sadness of Indigenous incarceration.