Musicnet Classical Concert Series Launch
September 9, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Guest performers include WMC Scholarship winning oboist Bronwen Garand-Sheridan.
Musicnet started in 1994 to promote all forms of live music, participating groups include Camerata Nova, Canzona, GroundSwell, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Manitoba Opera, Virtuosi Concerts, The Winnipeg Chamber Music Society, Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, The Winnipeg Singers, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and The Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg.
Musicnet provides concertgoers around the city with a calendar, a subscriber reward card and a website featuring updates.
September 10, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The House on Sugarbush Road: A Novel
Set in post-apartheid Johannesburg shortly after the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela, this is the story of the intertwining lives of a once prominent liberal Afrikaner family and their domestic servant. Cook’s finely drawn characters are white, black, rich, poor, beautiful, ugly, old and young; they are also hustlers, do-gooders, petty criminals and sensualists, heading towards dramatic explosions.
Méira Cook was born in Johannesburg and worked as a journalist in South Africa. She has published widely as a poet, and won the CBC Literary Award for poetry in 2006. Cook lives in Winnipeg.