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Winnipeg 150 - City of Song


Date: Friday, June 7, 2024  |  Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)
500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg

The cello is often regarded as the most human and voice-like of musical instruments. 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.

Concert Artists

Ellen Wieser, soprano 
Ethan Allers, cello

Minna Rose Chung, cello

John Ehde, cello

Paul Marleyn, cello 

Sam Nadurak, cello

Franz Ortner, cello

Sean Taubner, cello

Joel Quarrington, contrabass

Laura Loewen Lee, piano

Concert Works

Giachino Rossini – "Duo" for cello and contrabass (1824)

Giovani Sollima – "Lamentatio" for cello and singing cellist (2008)

Andy Pape – "Duet for Cello" (1987)

Scott Joplin – 2 Ragtimes for 4 cellos

Samuel Barber arr. J. Chong – "Adagio" arranged for 6 cellos

André Previn – "Vocalise", for soprano, cello and piano (1995)

Jessie Montgomery – "Loisaida, My Love" for soprano and cello (2016)

Amy Beach – Three Songs, Op. 21 for voice, piano and cello (1893)

Heitor Villa-Lobos – "Aria" from "Bachanias Brazilieras No. 5 for 7 cellos, bass and soprano (1938)

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