Mennonite Community Orchestra collaborates with "the Urban" for a concert exploring the power of conversation and music in reconciliation
The Mennonite Community Orchestra (MCO) is excited to announce a collaborative concert with "the Urban," a non-profit corporation and partner ministry of the Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. The concert will explore the power of conversation and music in reconciliation and feature works by Schumann, Liszt, Gade, Boieldieu, and Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) student Liam Berry.
The MCO, CMU's Orchestra in Residence, will perform at the concert alongside a selection of works by Danish composer Niels Gade, French composer François-Adrien Boieldieu, and Berry. Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, which is structured around internal conversation between two mythical characters, and Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody #2, which carves out a distinct new cultural voice, will also be performed. The performances of the Gade and Berry compositions will be Winnipeg premieres.
"The Urban" is known for its work in facilitating conversations and pursuing reconciliation as a core component of its service in the West End. Through its partnership with the Mennonite Community Orchestra, the power of conversation and music will be brought together to offer a unique experience for the audience.
The concert, directed by Andrea Bell, will take place at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 560 Arlington Street in Winnipeg, at 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 19. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. They can be purchased at the door or reserved in advance by contacting mcorchestrawpg:@:gmail.com.
For information, please contact Bob Wiebe, MCO President, at 204.837.3967 or bwiebe:@:enlivenconsulting.ca. Further details can also be found at mennonitecommunityorchestra.ca.