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An Ethno-Historical Cantata Tells Story of Ascencion Solorsano de Cervantes (1854-1930)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

The cultural history of the Amah-Mutsun (“San Juan”) Tribe is the subject of a new collaboration between librettist and mezzo-soprano Helene Joseph-Weil and composer Benjamin Broom. Set out in 14 scenes, and involving multi-media displays and spatial sound effects, the two hour cantata tells the story of Ascencion Solorsano de Cervantes (1854-1930), the last fluent [...]

“North” by Heather Christian

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Thinking of winter, snowy shorelines, love, distance, and longing, a new work by Heather Christian debuts in New York (Jan. 18 – Feb. 02, 2008). Not necessarily the remote arctic, but full of delicate self-expression and quietly reflective songwriting, “North” brings together music, dance, video, snowy costumes, and a crystalline outdoor living room to explore [...]

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Iqaluit Debut of “Frobisher,” an Opera by John Murrell and John Estacio

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Four years in the making, the collaboration between composer John Estacio and librettist John Murrell begins its northern tour in Iqaliut this week. Commissioned by The Banff Centre and The Calgary Opera, Frobisher tells the story of the three expeditions of Martin Frobisher to the eastern arctic in search of the Northwest Passage, and the [...]