LIVE THE MUSIC!

MUSIC IS OUR PROFESSION, JOY IS WHAT WE CREATE. This spirit goes to the heart of our 2024-25 season, and you are invited! Over 8 incredible concerts, we make music with local heroes, returning faves, and bold innovators at Crescent Arts Centre (unless otherwise noted). LIVE THE MUSIC with us in 2024-25!

A LEAN NEW TICKETING SYSTEM! 

We’ve moved to Showpass for improved online delivery of tickets! It’s a nice change-up. Subscribe now to 8- and/or 6-ticket packages. That’s one ticket for every show of your choice (for a custom mix, please call the office at 204-783-7377). Casual tickets will be available 15 June 2024. Click here to select your subscription package(s).

A CLEAN NEW SEATING PLAN 

We're happy to offer Section A seating at Crescent Arts Centre for people who love to get close to the action. Meanwhile, our no-bad-seats Section B offers one of the most affordable performing arts experiences in the province. Rush seating applies within both sections as usual, so don't worry about picking a specific seat in advance. All concerts at Crescent Arts Centre, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are general admission for shows at Desautels Concert Hall and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

1 / LAMENT
7.30pm, Wednesday, September 25
(Desautels Concert Hall, UM)
Jonathon Adams, baritone; Jessica McMann, flute-composer; Tyson Houseman, video artist; Anne Manson, conductor
The visionary Cree-Métis baritone sings baroque and urgent new musical lamentations. Guiding you through stirring discoveries, disruptions, and landscapes, this concert will leave you changed. 

2 / TEMPEST
7.30pm, Wednesday, October 23 
Karl Stobbe, violin and leader; Andrew Armstrong, piano  
A voyage from Bach’s serene waters to stormy Shostakovich and back. At the helm: MCO’s concertmaster, the great Karl Stobbe. 

3 / DIALOGUE
7.30pm, Thursday, Nov. 14
Simone Dinnerstein, piano; Awadagin Pratt, piano; Anne Manson, conductor  
A miraculous meeting of two piano giants — harmonizing, counterpointing, and speaking directly to the soul through Bach’s and Mozart’s intricate double piano concertos.

4 / SOJOURN
7.30pm, Thursday, November 21
David Braid, piano-composer; Mark Fewer, violin; Anne Manson, conductor 
After stays in Hollywood, Armenia, and everywhere between, “Canada’s true renaissance man” (Ottawa Sun) Braid arrives triumphantly to MCO’s stages with rock-star composers Reich, Lizée, Montghomery, and Dessner. 

5 / LULLABY OF THE SNOW
1.00pm & 7.30pm, Thursday, March 13
Allen Harrington, saxophone; David Bui, conductor  
Winnipegger Allen Harrington is one of Canada’s finest wind players. He makes  Sally Beamish’ iconic saxophone concerto absolutely sing in this concert warmly  ushering in the spring. 

6 / SOLACE
7.30pm, Wednesday, April 9 
Aisslinn Nosky, violin and leader; Caitlin Broms-Jacobs, oboe
Canada’s famous violinist-conductor reminds us why Bach called music “a refreshment of the soul” in this escape to the otherworldly sounds of Penderecki, Morlock, Vivaldi and B himself. 

7 / ᐊᐊᐧᓱᐃᐧᐣ AWASOWIN
1.00pm & 7.30pm, Thursday, May 1
(Canadian Museum for Human Rights)
Cris Derksen, cello; Larry Strachan, conductor   
Gather and warm yourself by the fire. Through sublime music, spoken word, and the sounds of nature, the trailblazing cellist-composer immerses us in stories about humanity’s connection to the earth.

8 / DAWN & DUSK
7.30pm, Wednesday, May 14 
Timothy and Nikki Chooi, violins; Anne Manson, conductor 
Sunrise over Grenada, a bustling Armenian market, the sidewalk bars of Italy — against the backdrops our music conjures, Canada’s most famous musical siblings unleash fireworks. 

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