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Agassiz Chamber Music Festival 2024 presents Sounds in the Key of Spring, a celebration of sound, songs, and stories that resonate within us—whether from everyday objects, the natural world, or through our shared and complex histories. This year’s festival welcomes many of today’s most brilliant contemporary chamber musicians, who will invite you musically into their conversations as they perform. 

Passes and tickets for the 2024 Agassiz Chamber Music Festival are now on sale! View the full festival programme below. 

2024 Festival Pass


Festival Pass

June 2 to 8, 2024

Enjoy full access to all performances and events.

2024 Festival Concerts & Events


Four Centuries of Fantasy

Sunday, June 2, 2024  |  7:30 pm

Join us for the festival’s opening concert,

featuring an inspiring and international mix

of classical and contemporary chamber music

spanning 400 years, from Purcell to Glass.


Despite it All

Monday, June 3, 2024  |  7:30 pm

Explore the deafness that inspired the genius

of Beethoven, as well as a new Swiss work that

looks at his deafness through a contemporary

lens. Also, hear two new Canadian works that

take us to Argentina–to tango.


92 Strings

Tuesday, June 4, 2024  |  7:30 pm

Join award-winning violinist Gregory Lewis and pianist Paul Williamson as they perform the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most influential composers of the classical period; Florence Price, the first black woman composer to have a piece performed by a major American orchestra; and Maurice Ravel, known as a French impressionist, neo-classicist and an anti-Wagnerian composer.


Late Night Jazz

Tuesday, June 4, 2024  |  9:00 pm

Groove to the jazz stylings of the Will Bonness Trio, featuring celebrated Winnipeg vocalist Karly Epp.


Emerging Artist Recital

Wednesday, June 5, 2024  |  12:00 pm

Experience the incredible talents of our 2024 Emerging Artist, cornetist Sam Ferguson, accompanied by pianist Liudmyla Tereshchenko.


The Swiss Piano Trio & Friends

Wednesday, June 5, 2024  |  7:30 pm

Described by Fanfare magazine as “one of the very top piano trio ensembles on today’s stage,” the Swiss Piano Trio presents works by Beethoven and romantic Swiss composer Paul Juon in a program of lively songs and dances.


The Agassiz Showcase

Thursday, June 6, 2024  |  7:30 pm

A concert not to be missed! See and hear some of Canada most celebrated classical and chamber artists—Guy Few, Beverley Johnston, Joel Quarrington, James Campbell, and more—in an inclusive program of vibraphones, flower pots, trumpets, basses, and clarinets.


A Double-Bill of Concerts with the Rudersdal Chamber Players

Friday, June 7, 2024  |  1:00 pm

The Rudersdal Chamber Players from Copenhagen are described by Gramophone Magazine as “formidably accomplished.” This afternoon's double-bill of concerts features works by four renowned women composers, as well as Beethoven's much-loved first piano trio.


Folio Café Concert at CMU

Friday, June 7, 2024  |  6:00 pm

Join violinist Gregory Lewis and host Andrea Ratuski for the Folio Café Concert, featuring Jessie Montgomery's 1st Rhapsody and movements from Bach Partita in E.


Winnipeg 150–City of Song

Friday, June 7, 2024  |  7:30 pm

Tonight, cellos take centre stage, singing praises to Winnipeg, the City of Song, in its 150th year. They’ll perform an astonishing collection of works for up to seven cellos, voice, and more. The program includes Scott Joplin, Samuel Barber, Jessie Montgomery, the “Brazilian Bach” of Heitor Villa-Lobos, and much more.


Skittles and Kitchens

Saturday, June 8, 2024  |  1:00 pm

The story goes that Mozart’s “Kegelstatt” Trio was composed while playing skittles. Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu created his own witty story, “La Revue de Cuisine,” which describes the intrigues and exploits of kitchen implements coming to life.


Gregory Lewis Violin Masterclass

Saturday, June 8, 2024  |  3:00 pm

A Violin Masterclass presented by Gregory Lewis, Canada Instrument Bank Violinist in the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts located on The University of Winnipeg campus in Bryce Hall, the building directly to the right of Wesley Hall fronting Portage Avenue.


Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow

Saturday, June 8, 2024  |  7:30 pm

Featuring multimedia imagery and a star-studded group of musicians and artists from Ontario, Agassiz Festival presents the professional touring production, “Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow”—co-created by multi-award-winning Ojibwe author Armand Garnet Ruffo and JUNO-nominated composer Timothy Corlis—in a story about Canada’s struggle to find a sense of shared national history.

Special Events



Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow

Tuesday, June 4, 2024  |  7:30 pm

A community performance for Indigenous Veterans, their families and community. Tickets for this performance are free thanks to the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts and The Winnipeg Foundation.



Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow

Wednesday, June 5, 2024  |  10:30 am/1:00 pm

Two special performances of Sounding Thunder for Manitoba high school students. Tickets for these performances are free thanks to the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts and The Winnipeg Foundation.


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