Raine Hamilton, MCO

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Jumpcuts: a montage of new music

Please note there are no door sales for the immediate future — all tickets must be purchased online or over the phone (204-783-7377).

This past year or two has not made the presentation of new music easy for composers and ensembles. Our marvellous March 8 and 9 concerts are an overdue celebration of mostly Canadian new music, featuring works by Randolph Peters, Julian Grant, Gabriel Dharmoo, Larry Strachan, and Caitlin Broms-Jacobs (who has arranged Renaissance works for reed trio). We hope you’ll join us at this superb concert.

Randolph Peters will be well-known to Winnipeggers as one of our premiere composers. He’s a prolific film and television score composer, a collaborator of Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, and a composer of numerous operas for the Canadian Opera Company. Our premiere of Peters’ work Luminous features a prominent role for MCO-regular clarinettist Connie Gitlin, and we look forward to the mixture of gusto and elegance we’ve come to expect from this highly imaginative and accomplished composer.

We premiere two other works at this concert: Julian Grant’s Jumpcuts and Gabriel Dharmoo’s Sure until. Inspired by Godard’s crime thriller Breathless, Grant’s Jumpcuts channels Godard’s wham-bam editing style which prefigures filmmakers like Scorsese and Tarantino. Jumpcuts “darts around from mood to mood, tempo to tempo, as if the fabric is cut by scissors,” according to the composer. Gabriel Dharmoo is the toast of the Montréal new music scene, and is both the composer and vocalist for Sure until. Commissioned by the MCO with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts originally for a 2020 performance, Sure until is a musical adventure that’s been waiting patiently to thrill audiences.

The MCO also performs Larry Strachan’s Lament for the Souls of Sauteurs, a gorgeous neo-romantic work with echoes of Vaughan-Williams. Strachan, who conducted our 2020 concert with Slow Spirit and Raine Hamilton, is one of Winnipeg's most eclectically talented music figures. Caribbean-Canadian of Grenadian heritage, Larry is a pianist, teacher, adjudicator, and lecturer, as well as a composer and conductor. He’s also founder and director of Chamber Orchestra Without Borders and MUSAIC. Larry's rich and moving music is heard on CBC and Classic 107, and garnered him the Frances Seaton Award. It’s a pleasure to be working with him again.

This concert is a heartwarming opportunity to reconnect with old and new musical friends.

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There are no door sales for the immediate future; all tickets must be purchased online or over the phone (204.783.7377). We ask that you take a look at our ticket and social gathering policies, by clicking here, before purchasing tickets to or attending our concerts. Click links below to add ticket to cart, adjust quantity in cart. In-person tickets entitle you to a seat at our Westminster concert as well as access to our online presentation of the same concert roughly a week later. Online-only tickets give you access to the online presentation only, which will be viewable for two weeks after the online concert’s premiere. Buyers of in-person tickets will not receive a physical ticket. Once you arrive at our concert, please check in with our Box Office, as they will have an audience list. We will email all ticket-holders (online-only and in-person) a link for accessing the online concert a week or so before its premiere.

• Buy March 8th in-person ticket (incl. online) | $36 Adult | $34 Senior | $15 Under-30
• Buy March 9th in-person ticket (incl. online) | $36 Adult | $34 Senior | $15 Under-30
• Buy March 25th online-only ticket | $20 Household ticket


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Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Anne Manson, Music Director
Karl Stobbe, Concertmaster
Westminster Church in Wolseley
Tuesday & Wednesday, 8 & 9 March 2022
Online presentation 25 March 2022

Randolph Peters
Luminous
World premiere performance, Manitoba Arts Council commission

Julian Grant
Jumpcuts
World premiere performance, commissioned by the MCO with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts

Gabriel Dharmoo
Sure until
World premiere performance, commissioned by the MCO with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts

Various Renaissance works (arr. Caitlin Broms-Jacobs)
World premiere performance, arrangement commissioned by the MCO with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts

Larry Strachan
Lament for the Souls of Sauteurs

Timo Andres
Running Theme

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