January 2, 2014

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Masters and Frank Zappa l Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre January Events

Centennial Concert Hall
WSO Box Office, 555 Main Street
Winnipeg: 204.949.3999  or email
Brandon: 204.725.1165 (toll free)

Robert Schumann's Konzertstück is a dazzling Romantic work.

Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 changed the course of musical history. Originally entitled "Bonaparte," the music was inspired by Napoleon as rescuer of his people from tyranny. But when Beethoven found out Napoleon had declared himself emperor, the enraged composer changed the designation to Eroica symphony: "Heroic symphony, to celebrate the memory of a great man."

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
Friday, Jan 17 - 10:30 am - BUY

Four Horns & Beethoven
Friday, Jan. 17 - 8 pm - BUY 
Saturday, Jan. 18 - 8 pm - BUY
José Luis Gomez, conductor
Patricia Evans, Kenneth MacDonald, Caroline Oberheu, Michiko Singh, horn

Frank Zappa bridged the music of rock, jazz, contemporary classical, and electronica. We are proud to present several of his classic works. 
Owen Pallett brings to us his new Violin Concerto, a work inspired by the solo violin music of Johann Sebastian Bach. 
We are thrilled to present the critically acclaimed Hilliard Ensemble in a special performance of Arvo Pärt's Litany.

Listen to: Arvo Pärt: Litany 

Saturday, Jan. 25 - 8 pm - BUY 
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor Hilliard Ensemble:
-David James, countertenor
-Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor
-Steven Harrold, tenor
-Gordon Jones, baritone
Karl Stobbe, violin
Winnipeg Singers - Yuri Klaz, artistic director

We present a recomposed version of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, by British composer Max Richter. In his work Vivaldi Recomposed, Richter rewrites Vivaldi's music, creating a more modern work that's like a neo-minimalist meditation on fragments of Vivaldi's melodies.

Also on this evening's program, we are proud to present Valentin Silvestrov's modern classic Requiem for Larissa, written in memory of his late wife. This large-scale work expresses the profundity of the human condition while capturing the beauty of spiritual existence.

Richter & Silvestrov 
Friday, Jan. 31 - 8 pm - BUY 
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Gwen Hoebig, violin  
Mennonite Festival Chorus - Rudy Schellenberg & Janet Brenneman, co-directors

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 30 minutes North of Winnipeg on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8. Call 467-3300 or email Jacques Bourgeois

World Wetlands Day Colouring Contest
Entries will be  judged on February 2
 The theme is Wetlands and Agriculture.  Each year since 1997 the Interpretive Centre has been celebrating this event with many activities including a colouring contest.

Ciick on the link to print the colouring sheet. Colour and mail to Oak Hammock.

Tiny Tots at the Marsh (For children 5 and under.)
January 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Visit this drop-in session for story time, crafts, and/or games.
Also includes free time in our interactive exhibits.
Cost is $5 per child, plus admission.

Canvasback Decoy Carving Workshop
January 12, 19 and 26
Pre-registration is required.
Workshop fee is $70 for Oak Hammock members, $85 for non-members.

Astronomy Night - Exploring the 2014 Night Sky
January 16 - 7 p.m.
Special theatre presentations and stargazing sessions from the rooftop observation deck will help you gain an appreciation for this heavenly hobby.

Snowshoe Workshop
January 18 - 1 to 3 p.m.
Join snowshoist Dusty Molinski, and learn about the different styles of snowshoes.
A snowshoe walk in the marsh and hot chocolate will follow.
Pre-registration is required. Workshop fee is $5 plus admission.

First Goose of the Year Contest
January 27 and will close on March 1 or when the first goose is seen.
Guess the date and time of the arrival of first Canada Goose at Oak Hammock Marsh.
Traditionally, the first goose arrives between the end of February and the end of March.
Last year, the first goose was seen on March 15.
To enter, fill out a ballot at the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. 

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