Manitoba-based Flipside Opera, group of young local musicians turned entrepreneurs who are dedicated to growing the diverse music scene in the province, will be hosting a concert event in Brandon on March the 10th. Greeriad, their current production, will take to the stage of the Lorne Watson Recital Hall and will feature Manitoban composer John Greer's music. Taking inspiration from Canadian folk song and prairie poetry, Greer's music is a new twist on well-known stories. You will become part of the action as singers and pianists weave among the audience with story and song.
Greeriad, is a nod to the salon concerts popular with composers such as Schubert. John grew up in Manitoba and throughout his music, there was a sense that this music belonged on the prairies. There will be several arrangements of popular Canadian folk tunes, both new and old, performed in ensemble and by soloists. Additionally there will be 2 works featuring piano arrangements for 4 hands. This concert will feature 3 Brandon University Alumni: Laura Loewen, Lisa Rumpel and Judith Oatway. Also on the program are (Minnedosa native) Aaron Hutton, Jessica Kos-Whicher, Elizabeth Hoyt-Surdhar and Matthew Pauls.
Tickets are $25.00 for general admission and $15.00 for students and artists. They can be purchased, in advance, through their website. Flipside is in their second full season, and working hard to create roles for musicians in the province. This program, Greeriad, will be heard by audiences in Winnipeg, Brandon and Flin Flon during this tour.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Start Time: 8pm
Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University
270-18th Street, Brandon