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International Musical Ensemble Making Debut with WSO

January 8, 2020 10:14 AM | Entertainment


KUNÉ will perform with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra January 10-12. (NICOLA BETTS PHOTO)

An internationally acclaimed musical ensemble is about to make their debut at the Centennial Concert Hall.

KUNÉ — Canada’s Global Orchestra — will celebrate the country’s cultural diversity through their musical stylings January 10-12.

The musicians are made of up of talent from Peru, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Ukraine, and beyond, playing an array of musical instruments.

KUNÉ, conceived and developed by the Royal Conservatory of Music, seeks to bring the world together through music and are partnering with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to make their WSO debut.

Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, a fiddler and violist, hails from Winnipeg.

“The last time I performed at Centennial Concert Hall was for the 2009 Indspire Awards formerly known as National Aboriginal Achievement Awards with my siblings in Métis Fiddler Quartet,” says Delbaere-Sawchuk. “I’m thrilled to be joining the WSO for KUNÉ’s first symphony show!”

The performances will be led by conductor Julian Pellicano.

Showtimes are January 10-11 8 p.m. and January 12 at 2 p.m.

Tickets start at $25 and are available at wso.ca or by calling (204) 949-3999.