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Giya Kancheli & John Luther Adams

“The loveliest apocalypse in musical history” – Alex Ross

The final orchestra concert of the festival closes with John Luther Adams’s monumental Become Ocean, a work whose sheer scope cannot help but transform the listener. Partnered with Giya Kancheli’s massive Dixi for choir and orchestra and Mason Bates’s hypnotically upbeat The B-Sides, this evening will take the audience on a beautiful symphonic adventure.

Presenting Sponsor:

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Artists

Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor

Canadian Mennonite University Chorus,

Janet Brenneman and Rudy Schellenberg, co-directors

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Works

John Luther Adams (US) Become Ocean

Mason Bates (US) The B-Sides

Giya Kancheli (GE) Dixi for chorus and orchestra

Pre-Concert

Panel (6:45 PM)
ART AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL

John Luther Adams, Mason Bates, Alex Ross
Moderator – Ismaila Alfa

Performance (7:15 PM)
University of Manitoba eXperimental Improv Ensemble (XIE) Gordon Fitzell, director

Post-Concert

Q+A – John Luther Adams, Mason Bates

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