Aboriginal Music Program

The WSO's Indigenous Festival set for October 10-13 in Winnipeg

Posted on October 10, 2012

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's fourth annual Indigenous Festival includes three concerts with traditional vocalists, traditional dancers, and a number of notable musicians. The three day festival begins on October 10.

Wednesday's concert is free and it features traditional singer Cory Campbell, hoop dancer Melvin Starr, and The Fiddlewicks. It's set for 11:15am at the Forks Market Stage.

The concert on Thursday night will be held at the Garrick Theatre and it's also free. Cree vocalist Rhonda Head, traditional flute player Jason Chamakese, Bernadette Geras, Amir Amiri, and Richard Moodyare set to perform.

The festival's grand finale is set for the Centennial Concert Hall on October 11 and it features the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, lead by conductor Alexander Mickelthwate. Ojibwe/Odawa vocalist/instrumentalist Barbara Croall, the Aboriginal School of Dance Ensemble, Daniel Binelli, and Odette Heyn-Projects will join the symphony for performances throughout the night.

Tickets for Friday night's concert range from $23.75 to $92.00 and are available at Ticketmaster.

Please visit wso.ca for more information. 

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