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Concerts on campus

Enjoy some great performances from the Desautels Faculty of Music

December 1, 2015 — 

The University of Manitoba Opera Theatre and the UM Symphony Orchestra present Rossini’s La Cenerentola on December 2 and 3. This Italian operatic version of Cinderella will include featured performers Jillian Bonner, Jayne Hammond, Rebecca McIntosh, Chad Abrahamson, John Anderson, Daniel Thielmann and Nicholas Urquhart.

What: La Cenerentola
Where: St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church
When: December 2-3 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $25 for adults, $12 for students

Bodies of Water is a live, interdisciplinary dance event that explores the spiritual dimensions of movement, the body and water. The piece features choreography by Stephanie Ballard, music by Gordon Fitzell’s eXperimental Improve Ensemble (XIE) from the Desautels Faculty of Music, and performance by Brenda Cantelo’s Religion and Dance students from the Faculty of Arts.

What: Bodies of Water
Where: St. John’s College Chapel
When: Thursday, December 3 at 4:00 pm
Free admission

The Collegium Musicum Ensemble, directed by James Maiello, presents Noel on Sunday, December 6. The term Collegium Musicum typically signifies a small ensemble with a focus on early music. Thus, the repertoire comes from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods. This is a massive repertoire which includes such major genres as: liturgical and secular monophony; the madrigals of England and Italy; the “part-songs” of various European countries; the chanson; the polyphonic Mass; early and late motets; and various idioms of solo song.

What: Noel, by Collegium Musicum Ensemble
Where: St. John’s Chapel College
When: Sunday, December 6 at 4:00 pm
Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students

Selected jazz ensemble groups play at Mardi Jazz, a weekly jazz performance at the Centre Cultural Franco-Manitobain. The next performance occurs on Tuesday, December 8.

What: Mardi Jazz
Where: Centre Cultural Franco-Manitobain
When: Tuesday, December 8 at 8:00 pm
Cover charge may be in effect

Several jazz ensemble groups also play weekly at The Hang. These performances take place every Wednesday night at the Orbit Room located on Pembina Highway.

What: The Hang
Where: Orbit Room
When: December 9 and 16 at 8:00 pm

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