Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Event Title: New Music Tomorrow-Canada - Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • 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: http://wnmf.ca/new-music-tomorrow-canada/
Description:

Two new concertos by Israeli-born Avner Dorman and Sri Lankan-born Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne, each scored for a rarely heard solo instrument, Wijeratne’s for tabla and Dorman’s for mandolin. Also heard will be Orion by Claude Vivier, whom many consider the greatest composer Canada ever produced. The piece for full orchestra developed out of his formative trip through Asia a few years before his murder in Paris in 1983.

An Interview with Conductor Alexander Micklethwate

December 6, 2016
Prairie

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