The Agassiz Chamber Music Festival was founded by cellist Paul Marleyn, the Festival’s Artistic Director, in collaboration with the University of Manitoba School of Music (now The Desautel Faculty of Music) in June 1999. The Festival is named after Lake Agassiz, the ancient and vast lake that covered large parts of Manitoba as well as parts of Alberta, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
The Festival has been instrumental in the presentation of the International Cello Festival of Canada in 2011 and in 2014 in collaboration with the Winnipeg Arts Council. In addition to performances of cello sonatas and concertos, both cello festivals featured master classes, competitions, outdoor performances and premieres of cello orchestral works: a double cello concerto by Jocelyn Morlock in 2011 and a triple cello concerto by Vincent Ho in 2014.
To date the Agassiz Chamber Music Festival has premiered 12 commissioned works by Canadian composers and has performed an additional 29 Canadian works.
- Corey Cerovsek – violin
- James Ehnes – violin
- Karl Stobbe – violin
- David Harding – viola
- Paul Marleyn – cello
- Andrew Armstrong – piano
- John Lenehan – piano
- Andrea Ratuski – host
Who is it for?
Tickets : 2020 TBA
2019 – Single Tickets: $30 Adults. $15 Students & Under 30
Noon Concerts: $15 Adults. $5 Students & Under 30
Festival Pass: Adult Pass $115; Senior (65+) $105; Students/Youth (under 29) $35
How to get tickets?
Online TICKETS & FESTIVAL PASSES on sale March 15, 2020
tickets also available @ McNally Robinson | March 15, 2020
(Grant Park Mall Location)
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: May 30 – June 6, 2020
Venue: Most Agassiz concerts are held at Eckhardt Gramatté Hall, located on the 3rd floor of Centennial Hall at the University of Winnipeg (in downtown Winnipeg).
NOTE: When you enter Centennial Hall, take the escalators up two levels to reach Eckhardt Gramatté Hall on the 3rd floor.
May 30-June 5 all events at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, the University of Winnipeg
June 6 – James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong recital at Westminster United Church