WMNF 1: ANCESTRAL TALES

WMNF 1: ANCESTRAL TALES

Renowned choreographer Sandra Laronde and Red Sky Performance come to Winnipeg for the first time to present the striking multimedia work Adizokan, a collaboration between Laronde and Manitoban composer Eliot Britton that explores and celebrates the artists’ Indigenous roots. Weaving together the throat-boxing of Nelson Tagoona, contemporary Indigenous dance, video, lighting, and symphony orchestra, this is a work of contemporary art to truly stimulate the senses.

Teaming up with New York City pianist Jenny Lin – last heard at WNMF performing alongside Philip Glass – WSO composer-in-residence Haralabos [Harry] Stafylakis in turn delves into the traditions of Greek story-telling and myth-making with his Piano Concerto No. 1: Mythos.

The program opens with a new orchestral fanfare commissioned by Daniel Raiskin and written for the WSO by this year’s distinguished guest composer, the award-winning Finnish artist Kalevi Aho. We then look to the skies with exciting, swirling works by American powerhouse Missy Mazzoli and the great Bramwell Tovey, to whom we pay grateful tribute with this performance.

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WMNF 1: ANCESTRAL TALES
  • WMNF 1: ANCESTRAL TALES

    Available for streaming from January 28, 202 - February 27, 2023, in Canada only.

    Renowned choreographer Sandra Laronde and Red Sky Performance come to Winnipeg for the first time to present the striking multimedia work Adizokan, a collaboration between Laronde and Manitoban composer Eliot Britt...