The Weekender: Ian McEwan comes to Toronto, Ballet Creole’s 20th anniversary and six other weekend events

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Toronto Life, article by Stacy Lee Kong:

“One of only a few native-penned operas, this world premiere by composers Catherine Magowan and Spy Dénommé-Welch combines baroque music with traditional indigenous music to explore 150 years of native history in northern Ontario.”


Giiwedin: Not quite settled but native tale hits some strong notes

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NOW Toronto, article by Jon Kaplan:

“It’s the style of the ambitious piece that’s especially striking. Composed by Catherine Magowan and Spy Dénommé-Welch, with a three-language libretto by the latter, Giiwedin (meaning North Wind) blends First Nations and baroque European music in an epic, sometimes surreal look at the choices facing both native residents and European settlers in northern Ontario.”