Tuesday, April 30, 2024, CCFM, La Salle Pauline Boutal 

Plasma Waves and Fireflies

What do Persian folk music, Lake of the Woods and the Voyager spacecraft have in common? They’ll all be cheek-a-jowl in Plasma Waves and Fireflies, an exciting and dynamic evening of new chamber music for brass quintet and percussion. Northern BrassWorks is Chris Fensom and Richard Gillis, trumpets; Patricia Evans, horn; Keith Dyrda, trombone and Isabelle Lavoie, bass trombone – five of Winnipeg’s finest. They team up with new music mallets master Victoria Sparks for this concert of Manitoba and Canadian composers– a wide-ranging program including four world premieres: Three Imaginary Persian Dances by David BraidPlasma Wave Investigations by Richard Gillis, Lucioles by Jim Hiscott and a brand new work by Tetyana Haraschuk. Also recent music by Sarah Scott Turner, Andrew Balfour, Sid Robinovitch and more.

Curated by Jim Hiscott. 

All concerts start at 7:30PM and are pay what-you-can, how-you-can. 

Please join us for two, GroundSwell—Learn initiatives during GS4:

Pre-concert SoundWalk: Join Dr. Suzu Enns, instrumentalist, clinician and community music facilitator for a guided SoundWalk, starting at 6:30PM (weather permitting).

Premiere for concert band: The students of Collège Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau are writing a brand new piece for concert band to be premiered on this concert.  The creation of the new work is being facilitated by composer Kenley Kristofferson and band teacher Brady Gill.