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Tori Sparks and Catherine Wood look at a pile of mallets and clarinets.

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Classic 107: Von um vorið – a celebration of Icelandic culture and song

March 8, 2024 — 
The Desautels Faculty of Music and the Department of Icelandic Language and Literature at the University of Manitoba have partnered together to present two concerts celebrating Icelandic music and culture.  


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Classic 107: “Forward Unto Dawn”: UMSO performs music of Mendelssohn, Schumann alongside a world premiere

February 20, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra dives headfirst into a program of fiery, forceful and exciting German repertoire paired alongside a brand-new work by a student composer.  


Illustration of an older man sitting at a piano.

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Samuel Weiner Distinguished Visitors, Dr. Linda Hutcheon and Dr. Michael Hutcheon, to deliver lectures on Collaborative Research and Aging and Creativity

February 7, 2024 — 
This year, the Desautels Faculty of Music is honoured to host Linda and Michael Hutcheon as the Samuel Weiner Distinguished Visitors. The purpose of this fund is to bring renowned scientists or scholars to the University of Manitoba to stimulate and encourage research at the University.

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CBC Manitoba: Using artificial intelligence to enhance music

January 19, 2024 — 
CBC Manitoba: Using artificial intelligence to enhance music

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Exploring the ethics and future of generative AI

January 15, 2024 — 
Experts in generative AI technology will share their insights at the UM Knowledge Exchange presentation Next Steps with Generative AI.

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Örjan Sandred with music composition student Ross Budgen.

UM Faces and Spaces: Örjan Sandred, music and AI

January 12, 2024 — 
UM Faces & Spaces is a monthly feature showcasing the people and places across UM that are transforming the student experience, advancing innovation in research, driving change and creating a lasting impact here in Manitoba and globally. Watch our latest feature.

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Two people looking at artwork.

New year, new arts and culture season

January 8, 2024 — 
Get ready for a new year of arts and culture at the University of Manitoba. After an amazing Fall Term of gallery exhibitions, theatre productions and concerts, the upcoming slate of programming is sure to inspire and entertain. Here is a roundup of just some of what’s happening in the next few months.

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Winnipeg Free Press: Iconic sculpture rolls onto U of M campus

December 12, 2023 — 
Winnipeg Free Press: Iconic sculpture rolls onto U of M campus

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Three people stand in front of a bicycle sculpture made of 18 bicycles. The Desautels Concert Hall is in the background.

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Ai Weiwei’s “Forever Bicycles” sculpture on display at UM campus

December 8, 2023 — 
A smaller version of Ai Weiwei’s “Forever Bicycles” sculpture that was on display at the Forks for three years is on loan to the University of Manitoba, thanks to the generosity of Michael Nesbitt.


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An operatic exploration of the heart of the Red River Métis

November 23, 2023 — 
An innovative Manitoba opera featuring a number of Desautels Faculty of Music alumni becomes the world's first Métis opera.

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