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Virtuosi Concerts produces Skywalk at the Millennium Library as part of our community outreach and education.
Concerts are presented at lunch hour with free admission and feature a wide range of musical styles. Skywalk concerts provide a showcase for Manitoba musicians, including pre-professional music students.
Theresa Thor performs traditional, remixed, and contemporary repertoire as a soloist and collaborative pianist; she also sings, synths, and writes pop music as one half of the duo Bicycle Face. Theresa will present original music in a journey through genres, from classical to pastoral pop, with piano and voice at its heart.
Assistant Principal Second Violin with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra since 2009, Elation Pauls is in constant demand for her expressive solo and chamber music performances. She will present works for solo violin by Bach and Paganini alongside Canadian compositions.
Melody McKiver is a violist, violinist, drummer/percussionist and composer, and is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Music with the Desautels Faculty of Music. Their musical work integrates electronics with Western classical music to shape a new genre of Anishinaabe compositions.
Savant Flaneur is an avant-garde chamber collective based in Treaty 1 Territory. Composer-improvisors Nathan Krahn and Gage Salnikowski create approachable experimental orchestral music that subverts the composer/performer hierarchy through chance games and open forms.
Kwiat (kwai·uht) is a Métis Polish avant-pop artist heavily influenced by post-romanticism. With sophisticated vocals and elaborate piano melodies, the Winnipeg-based songstress captivates audiences through raw, intimate, and dramatic performances.
Southern Thunderbird Medicine Drum is a woman's traditional big drum group formed seven years ago when a group of women came together and began their journey with the drum.
Christy Salwan and Meagan Salwan, who carry the drum, are members of the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation, born and raised in the inner city of Winnipeg.
Join the University of Manitoba Percussion Studio and their director Victoria Sparks for a program called “The Marvellous Marimba!” The excellent percussion students of the Desautels Faculty of Music will perform a variety of works highlighting the warm and melodious sounds of this beautiful instrument.
Soprano Zohreh Gervais and pianist Lisa Rumpel explore the concept of memory through songs by Schubert, Schumann, Copland and Faure. This program is inspired by the experience of Alzheimer's and the power of musical memories maintained in the mind even when all else has been lost.