WNMF 1: Digital Landscapes

In its opening concert, WNMF veers into the world of technology, mathematics, and social commentary with this eclectic program of Canadian works.

Native Winnipegger Eliot Britton opens the program with his mesmerizing Hyperscale Landscape, performed by Winnipeg percussionist Ben Reimer and WSO assistant conductor Naomi Woo on piano.

The WSO’s Gwen Hoebig and Karl Stobbe will lend their incredible talents to a work by German born Canadian composer Michael Oesterle, Eulerian Dances.

Ben Reimer also performs the JUNO-nominated Katana of Choice for solo drum set by Canadian iconoclast Nicole Lizée. Reimer and WNMF co-curator and WSO composer-in-residence Harry Stafylakis then team up on Therein Lies the Enemy to take a long, hard look at the decisive state of culture and our complex relationships with our social media personas.

*Therein Lies the Enemy contains strong language and mature content

We also invite you to join co-hosts Daniel Raiskin and Harry Stafylakis for a pre-concert chat at 6:45 pm with percussionist Ben Reimer, composer Eliot Britton and WSO associate concertmaster Karl Stobbe for a lively conversation about the program.

The pre-concert chat will be presented live from the stage.

Please note there will be no WNMF Q&A Lounge after the concert.

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Q&A with Eliot Britton

Gwen Hoebig
Karl Stobbe
Naomi Woo

Maestro Daniel Raiskin and members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra take the stage for the final concert, presenting Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy’s In the Time of Our Disbelieving, a powerful reaction to the pandemic that has so destabilized our lives.

Capping off the festival, the WSO honours the legendary Sofia Gubaidulina with a special performance of her Seven Words, featuring WSO Principal Cellist Yuri Hooker and bayan soloist Roman Yusipey.

You are also invited to join co-hosts Daniel Raiskin and Harry Stafylakis for a pre-concert chat at 6:45 pm with composer Kelly-Marie Murphy, Yuri Hooker, and Roman Yusipey for a lively discussion about the program.

The pre-concert chat will be presented live from the stage.

Please note there will be no WNMF Q&A Lounge after the concert.

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WNMF EXTRAS:

Program Notes

Q&A with WNMF Artistic Director Daniel Raiskin

Q&A with Roman Yusipey

New York pianist Steven Beck (The Knights) has worked with many of our greatest living composers and has premiered countless solo, chamber, and orchestral works. He makes his WNMF debut performing solo pieces by Katherine Balch, Olga Neuwirth, Charles Wuorinen, George Walker, and past WNMF Distinguished Guest Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider.

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Program Notes

Q&A with Steven Beck

Olga Neuwirth
George Walker
Charles Wuorinen

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Maestro Daniel Raiskin and members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra take the stage for the final concert, presenting Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy's In the Time of Our Disbelieving, a powerfu...
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WNMF 1: Digital Landscapes

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
In its opening concert, WNMF veers into the world of technology, mathematics, and social commentary with this eclectic program of Canadian works. Native Winnipegger Eliot Britton opens the program ...
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