2016–2017 Season

The Main Series

Oct. 6 • DAME EVELYN GLENNIE & THE MANITOBA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Dame Evelyn Glennie joins the renowned Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, featuring new Canadian music by Christos Hatzis and Michael Oesterle.

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Dec 1 • SLOWIND QUINTET

Slovenia’s Slowind Quintet is made up of the principal winds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn) of the Slovene Philharmonic.

Featuring new works by Robert Aitken, Toshio Hosokawa, Vinko Globokar, and more.

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April 3 • INSTRUMENTS OF HAPPINESS

Tim Brady’s new electric guitar quartet takes the stage during its inaugural tour.

Featuring new works by Emily Hall, Scott Godin, and Tim Brady.
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Mar 11 • DUEL OF THE DUOS: BLACKWOOD DUO & STEALTH

Halifax’s Blackwood Duo (Jeff Reilly, bass clarinet and Peter Togni, organ) join forces with KW’s Stealth Duo (Kathryn Ladano, bass clarinet and Richard Burrows, percussion) to perform new works that fuse composition and improvisation.
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May 31 • THIS LAND – FEATURING KIMBERLEY BARBER, TORQ PERCUSSION QUARTET, ANGELA SCHWARZKOPF & GUESTS

A commemorative musical-theatrical work for Canada’s 150th anniversary, This Land is a multi-media interdisciplinary work which opens a dialogue about what it means to be Canadian in 2017.

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The Mix Series

Oct. 1 •  NICK FRASER QUARTET

Nick Fraser brings his perspective on contemporary jazz to bear on a set of sketches that will serve as points of departure for truly inspired group improvisations. Fraser will be joined by Rob Clutton on bass, Andrew Downing on cello, and tenor and soprano saxophonist Tony Malaby.

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Jan. 27 • EMERGING SOLOISTS: LINSEY WELLMAN

Linsey Wellman, heads the bill with his saxophone, his flute, and his talent for the unusual. This concert will also feature the winner of our 4th annual NUMUS Emerging Improvisor Contest.
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Nov. 18 • FRIENDLY RICH AND THE LOLLIPOP PEOPLE

Rich Marsella brings his experimental cabaret orchestra, the Lollipop People, to Kitchener for a performance that will be many things – eclectic, entertaining, unusual, possibly unspeakable – but never predictable.

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Apr. 8 • ESMERINE

Montreal’s JUNO winning chamber rock collective (Rebecca Foon, Bruce Cawdron, Jamie Thompson, Brian Sanderson, and Jeremi Roy) bring their stunning sonic palette to our series.

 

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Apr. 27 • EMERGING CURATORS II

The winner of NUMUS’ second annual Student Curator Contest for post-secondary students will present their own original concept for this unique event under the mentorship of NUMUS Artistic Director, Kathryn Ladano.

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