Saturday, March 2, 2024
Main Hall, Winnipeg Art Gallery
With sick and famish’d eyes
Jonathon Adams; baritone/drum
Jory Vinikour; harpsichord
Felix Deak; viola da gamba
with special guest
Rebecca Hass; recitations
In this offering of 17th century song, traditional Indigenous musics, and their own poetry, Cree-Métis baritone Jonathon Adams imagines the intersection of culture, sound, and identity at the moment of first contact between their Cree ancestors and English colonizers at the mouth of the Nelson and Hayes rivers in northern Manitoba. As a soloist, Jonathon has performed gems of the baroque repertoire with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent, Tafelmusik, and many others, while working with institutions such as the University of Toronto, Bard College, and Early Music Vancouver around themes of anti-coloniality, and right relations within the field of ‘historically informed performance.’ Please join Jonathon and their collaborators for an evening of story-singing as they weave with the legacies of colonial trauma and the ancient, resurgent voices of this occupied land and water.
Made possible with the generous support of the Asper Family Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.
All indigenous people are welcome to attend for free.