Inspired by land and sky, nature, home, love, magic, and spirituality, this is a special evening of 21st century orchestral music by Indigenous Prairie composers. Hosted by composer/performer Cris Derksen (Treaty 8), Love is a Battle Field offers insight into a rich heritage of storytelling transformed into unique orchestral sonorities, braiding traditional and contemporary together.
Program to include:
SONNY-RAY DAY RIDER Blackfoot Sunrise (ESO Premiere)
JESSICA McMANN Muskwa's Mountain Home (ESO Premiere)
SONNY-RAY DAY RIDER The Blood Alchemist Waterage: Matriakii of Magic (ESO Premiere)
CRIS DERKSEN War Cry (ESO Premiere)
CRIS DERKSEN Love is a Battle Field (ESO Premiere)
CRIS DERKSEN Top Shelf
ANDREW BALFOUR Pyotr's Dream (ESO Premiere)
Program subject to change.
This concert will not include an intermission.
Artists:Cosette Justo Valdés, Conductor
Cris Derksen, Cello & Vocals (ESO Debut)
Rebecca Benson, Vocals (ESO Debut)