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April 20, 2022 | 8 PM
Cercle Moliere Theatre

This large, two-phase project was conceived in 2017 by Ensemble Télémaque’s (Marseille) Artistic Director and conductor Raoul Lay, and GroundSwell (Winnipeg) Co-Artistic Director Jim Hiscott

Phase 1): commissions by four Canadian composers were workshopped and premiered in Marseille by Ensemble Télémaque in 2019 with the composers in attendance.  The composers are Rita Ueda (Vancouver), Bekah Simms (Toronto), James O’Callaghan (Montréal), and Jim Hiscott (Winnipeg).
Phase 2): Ensemble Télémaque (soprano, flute, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, violin, cello) will travel to Canada to present the new works (along with other repertoire) in Winnipeg (hosted by GroundSwell), Toronto (hosted by The Music Gallery) and Montréal (hosted by Innovations en Concert). 

This long-term project is being supported by project grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Télémaque’s French sponsors, GroundSwell and its Canadian partners. 


All GroundSwell concerts are pay-what-you-can, how-you-can: online through Eventbrite; at the concert with cash, QR code or cheque; or by snail mail before or after the event. The concerts will be available online approximately two weeks after the live performance.