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This City is Red


Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022  |  Time: 7:30 pm (Music Matters begins at 7:00 pm for in-person attendees*)

Location: Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)

500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg

Online Option: Viewable on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Featuring First Nations Storyteller and Winnipeg Poet Laureate, Duncan Mercredi, Manitoba’s award-winning composer Glenn Buhr, and the Broken Songs Band, This City is Red mirrors the title of the Broken Songs Band’s up-coming CD. In indigenous culture, red symbolizes fire, energy and blood, and songs performed will touch on First Nations Residential Schools history, with story-telling, poetry and vignettes by Duncan Mercredi, alongside the music of Janáček and Arvo Part.

* For those attending the in-person concert, you are invited to join us at 7:00 pm for Music Matters with Andrea Ratuski, Duncan Mercredi and Glenn Buhr.

Concert Artists

Broken Songs Band

Glenn Buhr – piano and composer, Margaret Sweatman - vocal and harmonica, Daniel Roy - percussion, Gilles Fournier - bass, Al Beardsell – guitar

Jerzy Kaplanek – violin

Paul Marleyn – cello

Jean Saulnier – piano

Special Guest Duncan Mercredi – (Winnipeg’s Poet Laureate), chanting and spoken word

Concert Works

Arvo Pärt – Speigel Im Speigel, for violin and piano, 1978

Leoš Janáček – Pohádka (A Tale), for cello and piano, 1923

David Popper – Hungarian Rhapsody, for cello and piano, Op. 68

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Glenn Buhr - Adagio  

(All texts and lyrics by Duncan Mercredi; Music by Glenn Buhr and the Broken Songs Band) – Songs and Poems  (world premiere)

Bury the Bones

Walk with Me

I'm Going to Have Some Water

Someone Might Hear  

I'm a Blues Man

Sounds like Thunder

Saturday Night Blues

This City is Red

Need to Find My Way Back Home    

Tickets are available for the in-person concert or for online viewing via YouTube. Please note that mask use will be required for all in-person concerts.

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