Prairie Scene

The largest gathering of Manitoba and Saskatchewan artists ever presented outside the Prairies!

April 26 to May 8, 2011

GroundSwell: Made in the Prairies

May 2, 2011, 7:30pm

National Arts Centre - Fourth Stage

53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

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Diana McIntosh, piano
Allen Harrington, saxophone
Laura Loewen, piano
Jan Kocman, flute
Kerry DuWors, violin
Daniel & Michael Scholz, viola  

Now in its 20th impressive season, Winnipeg’s GROUNDSWELL, is a dynamic group of performer/composers coming together with a shared and infectious passion for the performance and creation of new Canadian music. For this celebration of contemporary music from the Prairies, the group has curated an exciting, eclectic program showcasing the works of leading Saskatchewan and Manitoba composers, including Slam Dunk Dancing by David McIntyre, Adieu Babylon by Sid Robinovitch, and Three Unaccompanied Studies for alto sax solo, by Monty Keene Pishny-Floyd. The program also features works by the artistic leaders of GroundSwell, Gordon Fitzell, Jim Hiscott, Michael Matthews, and Diana McIntosh, each in their own right a celebrated composer and performer.