Premier Patron – Michael Nesbitt
Daniel Raiskin – Artistic Director
Harry Stafylakis – Co-Curator
Michael Daugherty – Distinguished Guest Composer
Sarah Kirkland Snider – Distinguished Guest Composer
2020 Festival Schedule:
WNMF 1: Fire and Blood – Ushering in the new decade, WNMF 2020 proudly presents its opening concert featuring this year’s distinguished guest composers: Michael Daugherty and Sarah Kirkland Snider. Saturday, January 25 | 7:30 pm | Centennial Concert Hall
WNMF 2: Penelope – Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Penelope presents a modern twist on Homer’s Odyssey in an iconoclastic 21st-century song cycle that deftly weaves pop, indie rock, and classical elements. Sunday, January 26 | 7:30 PM
WNMF 3: Oorchestral Voices of the Future – The WSO presents world premieres of wet ink orchestral works by six emerging Canadian composers, alongside the winner of the CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition, 15-year-old Henry From. Monday, January 27 | 7:30 PM
WNMF 4: de Toutes Flours / Of all the Flowers – WNMF proudly presents Winnipeg’s own Camerata Nova vocal ensemble in a program that builds on the theme of “old made new”. Renaissance masters Guillaume de Machaut and Carlo Gesualdo, composers from the 14th and 16th centuries, are the source material for Canadian composer Terri Hron’s brand new electro-acoustic Of All the Flowers, which forms the centerpiece of the program. Tuesday, January 28 | 7:30 PM
WNMF 5: The art of Dialogue – Music Director Daniel Raiskin leads the WSO in a series of works featuring guest soloists. This unique program places a spotlight on the relationship between soloist, conductor, orchestra, and composer – and the dialogue, synergy, and conflict that arise from their interactions. Wednesday, January 29 | 7:30 PM
WNMF 6: TIigran Hamasyan – Musicians arrive at their signature sounds through all sorts of influences. For jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan, that collection of sounds comes from far afield — he’s a fan of progressive metal bands like Tool and Meshuggah — as well as from his backyard. Hamasyan was born in Armenia, moved to Los Angeles and New York, then eventually returned to his homeland to get more in touch with his roots. Thursday, January 30 | 7:30 PM
WNMF 7: Metropolis Symphony – Daniel Raiskin and the WSO retake the stage on closing night to present epic works by four international luminaries of contemporary music. Friday, January 31 | 7:30 PM
Individual: Regular $25 – $105; Student with ID $12 and up
Early Bird WNMF Passes $79 until November 15.
Passes: Regular $99 (after November 15th); Student $59
How to get tickets?
Tickets also available in-person at the WSO Box Office, 555 Main Street or by phone 204-949-3999.
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: January 25 – 31, 2020
Venue: Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg
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