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MUSIC FOR A REVOLUTION: Rebellion Throughout History

3 unique concerts in the spirit of the 1919 General Strike, and to wrap up our exhibit STRIKE 1919: OUR CAUSE IS JUST. Experience a wide range of operatic works throughout this concert series, and get a little history behind the stories and composers. When do you see some many works in one place!

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September 28th and 29th at 2pm
(Culture Days)
FREE on Dalnavert's veranda. No reservations needed.

September 30th 7:30pm
General $25 / Member $20
Staged inside the historic house (limited availability due to space). Call 204-943-2835 or email

September 28th

Featuring women and specifically lower class women rebelling against their oppressors. Music will include characters from popular operas like the Marriage of Figaro, Turandot, Don Giovanni and Die Fledermaus. Enhancing that will be stories of the opera plots with reference to how composers wrote for these women on the stage long before it was socially acceptable for women to act in real life.

September 29th, 2pm

This concert will tie in historical events with music. A range of opera selections and songs, both classical and folk, will tell stories of the French Revolution, the Massacre of Glencoe, Joan of Arc, and the American Revolution.

September 30th, 7:30pm

Where composers meet away from fascist governments to share the music they've written in protest. The focus is on composers who have lived through oppressive regimes and how that informed what they wrote. Music will include songs by Poulenc and opera selections by Kurt Weill.

$25 General

$20 Members

call 204-943-2835

Concerts made possible through support from The Winnipeg Foundation.

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