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/

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.

Selby Evans picture
on July 17, 2012

Having heard of Mr. Wijeratne's technical prowess, and musicality, I chose to go see his performance with "Skratch Bastid" on "rap night" at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival. While the two aforementioned artists, coupled with percussionist David Burton and vocalist Reeny Smith undoubtedly staged a dynamic and innovative performance, one couldn't help but to feel that Skratch Bastid's turntablism occupied too prominent a space, impeding on the audience's ability to appreciate Mr. Wijeratne's playing.