2010: The Concert

On January 2nd, The Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010, along with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Manitoba Homecoming, hosted 2010:The Concert.

The event, which launched the WCCC 2010 campaign, featured some of the best performances Winnipeg has to offer. With 17 acts, ranging from aerial acrobats to blue grass bands with everything in between (including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra).   Featuring a diverse and impressive lineup, 2010 The Concert exemplified the richness of artistic talent in Winnipeg.

Performers included:

Monica Huisman has been touted as “the next great voice on the Canadian Opera scene” and has sung with opera companies all over Canada.

School of Contemporary Dancers is recognized as a leading national centre for professional contemporary dance training in Canada.

Steve Bell is a Singer, song writer, and story teller, whose music offers an astonishing combination of familiar and fresh.

D. Rangers blend bluegrass, western swing, punk rock, and just about anything else, to create a sound that is one of a kind.

Fred Penner is a musical master who brings 25 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skilfully blends the many genres of performing and communication.

Fubiki Daiko is a five member professional touring ensemble that creates a truly eclectic experience that is part martial arts, part meditation and all rhythm.

Camereta Nova is a choral ensemble that takes an increasingly innovative approach to performance, experimenting with unusual venues and exploring the use of unconventional sounds.

Sierra Noble is best known as a fiddle virtuoso who breezes through Celtic, Bluegrass, Jazz, World beat and other styles of music with stunning ease.

Anna-Lisa Kirby established her professional career as a jazz vocalist in New York City and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many world class jazz artists.

Steve Kirby career as a jazz musician spans over 25 years of performance collaboration with many of the finest artists in the field, both in North America and abroad.

Momentum Aerial is dedicated to bringing dance, acrobatics, and the circus arts of aerial fabric, hoop, and trapeze together to create exciting new works for Winnipeg audiences.

Rusalka Ukranian Dance Ensemble has been capturing the imagination of audiences around the world, with its often fiery, always colourful presentation of Ukrainian dance for nearly half a century.

James Keelaghan is one of Canada's greatest songwriters and he loves nothing more than reaching people with his words and his voice.

Daniel ROA creates francophone pop with a worldly twist and a unique blend of socially aware, witty and intelligent lyrics, touching matters of the heart and of everyday life.

Stacey Natrass is a versatile vocalist known to musical theatre, jazz and classical audiences alike.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents Vanessa Lawson, one of their principal dancers and Alexander Gamayunov, one of their first soloists accompanied by pianist Ross Houston.

Eagle & Hawk blends inspired vision with musical talent, creating a progressive style of ‘rock’ steeped in roots, fusion, and solid song writing.


Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

The sixty one year legacy of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is integral to Winnipeg’s rich cultural life. It performs more than 80 concerts for approximately 100,000 people each year and offers a wide range of musical experiences ranging from great art of the master composers, to Pops, Family Concerts, educational performances, and other special concerts. The orchestra has performed hundreds of world and Canadian premieres and has embraced the concept of playing music by living composers while they host the internationally recognized New Music Festival held each February. The WSO continues to provide the musical foundation for other arts groups in the province such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Manitoba Opera; and in addition to performing in Brandon on a regular basis, the orchestra tours rural Manitoba annually during the holiday season with the Holiday Express Tour.


Monique Lacoste and Wab Kinew hosted the event. Monica Huisman sings Monica Huisman sings The Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers perform Steve Bell performs Fred Penner performing Fred Penner performing Fubuki Daiko performs Fubuki Daiko performs D. Rangers perform Camerata Nova performs Sierra Noble performs Sierra Noble performs a fiddle medley with the WSO Anna Lisa Kirby and Steve Kirby perform Momentum Aerial & Acrobatic Troupe performer Liz Cooper in Momentum Aerial & Acrobatic Troupe performer Liz Cooper in Rusalka Ukranian Dance Ensemble performs Rusalka Ukranian Dance Ensemble performs James Keelaghan performs Daniel ROA performs

All photos were taken by Robert Barrow.

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