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Desautels Faculty of Music students perform There's Gotta be Something Better in 2015. // Photo by Gary Barringer


Pandemonium on stage

Desautels Faculty of Music presenting musical theatre March 17-18, 2017

March 15, 2017 — 

The University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music presents Life Is Pandemonium March 17 – 18 at the Gas Station Arts Centre.

The show is under the direction of U of M’s Donna Fletcher and features the students of the faculty.

“It is always a joy putting together this show as I get to tailor the scenes to the strengths and particular talents of the individual students,” said Fletcher. “Choosing repertoire and fashioning an exciting programme is one of the things I love best about directing this Ensemble. Every year it is so exciting to watch the students grow and develop as artists.”

The performance features singing, acting and dancing scenes from well-known musicals including Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma, Pirates of Penzance, Sister Act and more.

Tickets are available at the door or at the Desautels Faculty of Music Office for $20 for adults and $12 for students.

“I love to challenge the students to develop skills which they can then add to their toolboxes as professional educators or performers,” said Fletcher. “I introduced tap dancing to the Ensemble four years ago and it has been fabulous watching the students attack the tap numbers with such excitement. This year the Ensemble has over 70% new enrolment as we had a huge group of senior students graduate last year so it is great fun to watch the new Ensemble members step into those shoes and blossom!”

The performance times are 8 p.m. on March 17 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The Desautels Faculty of Music is presenting many other concerts in March.

Chamber Music Ensembles

Various chamber music groups perform as part of their Winter term academics.

March 22 and March 25

12:30 p.m.

Eva Clare Hall

Free admission

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

The University Singers, Women’s Choir and Concert Choir collaborate with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s Elijah, conducted by Dr. Elroy Friesen.

March 24-25

8 p.m.

Centennial Concert Hall

Tickets are available through the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Percussion Dance Party

Directed by Victoria Sparks, the Percussion ensemble grooves with Latin dance sounds and music by The Beatles and Michael Jackson

March 24

7:30 p.m.

The Great Hall in University College

Free admission

From Russia, With Love

The UM Wind Ensemble and Concert Band present their final concert of the year. Conducted by Jacquie Dawson, the concert features Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky and works by Shostakovich and Michael Daugherty.

March 31

7:30 p.m.

Glenlawn Collegiate Theatre, 770 St. Mary’s Road

Tickets: $15/$5 for students

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