Arts & Happenings

Glacial Time

Friday, January 25 | 7:30 pm | Pavilion Sub Zero, The Forks

WNMF 2019 opens with a characteristically unique event, held in a custom-designed ice amphitheater situated in The Forks on the frozen Assiniboine River. A collaboration with architect Peter Hargraves (Warming Huts), this newly created space will capture the essence of WNMF as a cultural oasis within the heart of the extreme Manitoba winter.

Norwegian artist and multi-instrumentalist Terje Isungset comes to Winnipeg to present a suite of his original music, featuring himself, vocalist Maria Skranes, and percussionists from the University of Manitoba music program performing on Isungset’s ice instruments, freshly carved for the occasion of this performance.

WSO Resident Conductor Julian Pellicano and percussionist Victoria Sparks lead the University of Manitoba Percussion Ensemble in the Canadian premiere of Inuksuit, an expansive work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adamsthe continues his explorations in merging music, nature, and landscape.

This event – literally one of a kind – will have very limited seating.

Glacial Time is not included in the WNMF Pass. Individual tickets for Glacial Time are $25 +fees.

Pavilion Sub-Zero is presented in partnership with Festival du Voyageur.

Remember Siberia 
(2010, Russia, 54 min)

Sunday, Jan 27 | 12:30 pm | Cinemathèque

Join Dzintra Geka, director, Pēteris Vasks, composer, and Daniel Raiskin, WSO Music Director, for a screening of the film Remember Siberia. The film will be introduced by director Dzintra Geka prior to the screening at 12:30 pm, followed by a panel discussion at 1:30 pm.

An emotional, figurative and historical study of the memories of people deported to Siberia as children on June 14, 1941. The film represents the sufferings of these victims in contrast to the beautiful landscapes of Siberia. On June 14, 2009, a film crew, a number of those who survived, along with their own children, went on a pilgrimage to Siberia to install memorial plaques in memory of all those deported between 1941 and 1949.

A panel discussion will follow the film at 1:30 pm about the necessity of remembrance and forgiveness, reminding and compassion with director Dzintra Geka, (born in Riga, studied in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow, and returned to Latvia in the ’80s who has directed 40 documentaries and produced 30 other documentaries) Pēteris Vasks and Daniel Raiskin.

More information at Cinemathèque

Roomful of Teeth: Making a New Repertoire

Friday, Feb 1 | 4:30pm – 5:30 pm

Centennial Concert Hall, Rehearsal Room 1 (backstage)

All 8 members of Roomful of Teeth as well as Artistic Director, Brad Wells


This interactive, multimedia presentation by Brad Wells and the members of Roomful of Teeth introduces the ensemble’s founding concept and working structure. Video, audio, and score samples illuminate some of the extended vocal techniques that the group have practiced over the past ten years and the ways in which these “colors” find their way in to composer works for the ensemble. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

NOTE: Access to this event will be via the backstage performer’s entrance.


$20 – Individuals
$15 – Students
$10 – Group rate (minimum 5) with promo code TEETH