Friday, January 25 | 7:30 pm | Pavilion Sub Zero, The Forks
WNMF 2019 opens with a characteristically unique event, held in a custom-designed ice amphitheater situated in The Forks on the frozen Assiniboine River. A collaboration with architect Peter Hargraves (Warming Huts), this newly created space will capture the essence of WNMF as a cultural oasis within the heart of the extreme Manitoba winter.
Norwegian artist and multi-instrumentalist Terje Isungset comes to Winnipeg to present a suite of his original music, featuring himself, vocalist Maria Skranes, and percussionists from the University of Manitoba music program performing on Isungset’s ice instruments, freshly carved for the occasion of this performance.
WSO Resident Conductor Julian Pellicano and percussionist Victoria Sparks lead the University of Manitoba Percussion Ensemble in the Canadian premiere of Inuksuit, an expansive work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams the continues his explorations in merging music, nature, and landscape.
This event – literally one of a kind – will have very limited seating.
Glacial Time is not included in the WNMF Pass. Individual tickets for Glacial Time are $25 +fees and available to WNMF Pass Holders only (Tickets are available as an add-on when purchasing a WNMF Pass).
Individual tickets for this event may be released at a later date (pending availability). Get your WNMF Pass now.
(2010, Russia, 54 min)
Wednesday, Jan 30 | 12:30 pm | Cinemathèque
Join Dzintra Geka, director, Pēteris Vasks, composer, and Daniel Raiskin, WSO Music Director, for a screening of the film Remember Siberia. The film will be introduced by director Dzintra Geka prior to the screening at 12:30 pm, followed by a panel discussion at 1:30 pm.
An emotional, figurative and historical study of the memories of people deported to Siberia as children on June 14, 1941. The film represents the sufferings of these victims in contrast to the beautiful landscapes of Siberia. On June 14, 2009, a film crew, a number of those who survived, along with their own children, went on a pilgrimage to Siberia to install memorial plaques in memory of all those deported between 1941 and 1949.
A panel discussion will follow the film at 1:30 pm about the necessity of remembrance and forgiveness, reminding and compassion with director Dzintra Geka, (born in Riga, studied in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow, and returned to Latvia in the ’80s who has directed 40 documentaries and produced 30 other documentaries) Pēteris Vasks and Daniel Raiskin.