A week full of experimental music, art, industry networking and live performances will make up the 26th edition of the Winnipeg New Music Festival.
“It is the week we dedicate to uncovering all the different things ‘new’ can mean,” said Alexander Mickelthwate, artistic director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
The WSO has teamed up with Culture Card and Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art for the second time to present the opening night of the festival on January 28.
“Meredith Monk, our distinguished guest composer, will perform her unique vocal works with her ensemble on three different evenings, with our Sunday concert dedicated entirely to her meditative, transcendent sound world,” Mickelthwate added.
Monk’s Canadian premiere of Weave for two voices will be the main concert of opening night, followed by the world premiere of Christos Hatzis’ Syn-Phonia: Migration Patterns.
Tickets to the concert and “The HUB: Opening Night” are $40, or $15 for just The HUB after-party through the WSO box office at (204) 949-3999 or on Eventbrite. The after party runs from 9 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Centennial Concert Hall.
Guests will be greeted with a complimentary drink from Winnipeg’s newest brewery, Little Brown Jug. Nathan Zahn from MEMETIC will be keeping guests dancing with a DJ and VJ performance of the best electronic music, followed by live performances from experimental beatboxer, Beatox and top tier Winnipeg hip hop artist, Malcolm-Jay.
In between performances guests will be treated to a fashion show from one of the most recognized streetwear brands in the city, Friday Knights, featuring looks from their spring 2017 collection on 20 international models from Panache Management.
Festival passes for the entire week are $79, or purchase individual tickets for the night and artist of your choosing.
The Winnipeg New Music Festival runs through to February 3. For a full lineup and ticket information, visit WNMF.ca.