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Wednesday, June 15th

12:00-12:45 Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview
Old Market Square FREE CONCERT
led by Leanne Zacharias
Featuring:  Allison Warrian, Katie Newman, Karen Sunabacka, Alexa Pilon, Zander Scott-Howard

6:45 Festival Mega Student Cello Orchestra
Westminster Church
Pre-Concert Performance, directed by Andrea Bell

7:30 Opening Gala Concert
Westminster Church
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, with host Eric Friesen,
directed by Anne Manson

Haydn Cello Concerto in D
esmond Hoebig

Jocelyn Morlock Aeromancy for Two Cellos and Orchestra
World premiere and Canada Council Commission
Yegor Dyachkov & Yuri Hooker

Chan Ka Nin Soulmate
Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile
Shauna Rolston

Aulis Sallinen The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juan Quixote
Paul Marleyn

Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Natalia Gutman

Thursday, June 16

9:30-11:00 Masterclass by Frans Helmerson
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

11:30-1:00 Masterclass by Colin Carr
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

2:00 The Zara Nelsova Award for Canadian Cellists Finals
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
Cellists: Christian Elliott, Karen Ouzounian, and Se-Doo Park, with host Eric Friesen
Jury: Desmond Hoebig, Yuri Hooker and Frans Helmerson

4:15 Young Canadian Cellists present Cello Showpieces
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
while the jury deliberates
with performances by

Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso
Brian Yoon with Frédéric Lacroix

Astor Piazzolla Le Grand Tango
Rachel Mercer with Frédérik Lacroix

William Bolcom Capriccio
Piatigorsky Paganini Variations
Yina Tong with Frédéric Lacroix

5:00 Award Ceremony for the Zara Nelsova Award
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

7:30 Four Great Sonatas
Crescent Fort Rouge Church

Barber Sonata
Shauna Rolston and Janet Scott-Hoyt

Chopin Sonata
Paul Marleyn and Frédérik Lacroix

Schubert ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata
Jian Wang and Janet Scott-Hoyt

Shostakovich Sonata
Desmond Hoebig and Janet Scott-Hoyt

Friday, June 17th

9:30-11:00 Masterclass with Desmond Hoebig
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

11:30-1:00 Masterclass with Natalia Gutman
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

2:00-3:30 Mellow Cellos!
Convocation Hall

Rossini Duo for two cellos
Paul Marleyn
and Jian Wang

J. S. Bach Air on the G String for four cellos
Jian Wang
, Paul Marleyn, Shauna Rolston and Thomas Wiebe

Stravinsky Suite Italienne for four cellos
Denise Djokic, Rachel Mercer, Thomas Wiebe and Colin Carr

Mozart Marriage of Figaro for four cellos
Denise Djokic, Rachel Mercer, Thomas Wiebe and Colin Carr

Tchaikovsky Orthodox Chorale
Melli Celli - the Cellists of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra: Yuri Hooker, Rafael Hoekman, Alex Adaman, Margaret Askeland, Arlene Dahl, Carolyn Nagelberg and Emma Quakenbush

Erroll Garner Misty for three cellos
Shauna Rolston, Paul Marleyn and Thomas Wiebe

Duke Ellington It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing for four cellos
Brian Yoon, Rachel Mercer, Rafael Hoekman, Christian Elliott

Metallica (arr. Apocalyptica) Nothing Else Matters
Brian Yoon, Rachel Mercer, Rafael Hoekman, Christian Elliott

Queen (arr. N. Byrne) Bohemian Rhapsody for four cellos and piano
Paul Marleyn
, Brian Yoon, Thomas Wiebe and Shauna Rolston with pianist Frédéric Lacroix

4:00-5:30 From London to Paris
Convocation Hall

Thomas Demenga EFEU (2010) for solo cello
Thomas Demenga

David Myska Five Pieces for Violoncello (2008)
Thomas Wiebe

Jim Hiscott Swirl for solo cello
Minna Rose Chung

Henri Dutilleux Trois Strophes for solo cello
Patrick Demenga

J. S. Bach Chaconne in D minor for solo cello
Colin Carr

7:30 The Britten Suites - for Slava!
Crescent Fort Rouge Church
Eric Friesen, host

Britten Solo Suite no. 1
Frans Helmerson

Britten Solo Suite no. 2
Yuri Hooker

Britten Solo Suite no. 3
Denise Djokic

Saturday, June 18th

10:00-11:30 Traditional Cello Making
in the 21st Century
Convocation Hall FREE EVENT
by renowned US Cello Luthier Chris Dungey

12:00-12:45 New Directions

Hidden (2008) for cello and sampler
Kirk Starkey

New Directions
Bright Sheng Tibetan Dance from Seven Tunes Heard in China
Eugene Friesen Pizzicato Etude
Nicole Lizee Event Horizon (arr: Zacharias
Leanne Zacharias

1:30-3:00 Artists and cellists who have inspired: Meet the Artists
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
with Shauna Rolston, Jian Wang and Thomas Wiebe, hosted by Eric Friesen

4:00-5:30 Lux Aeterna - with Duo Demenga:
Patrick Demenga and Thomas Demenga
Manitoba Legislative Assembly (Rotunda)
Open to the Public – Limited seating; first come first serve

Jean Barriere Sonata in G for two cellos
Patrick Demenga and Thomas Demenga

Alexander Knaifel Lux Aeterna

Barry Guy Redshift

Thomas Demenga Solo per Due

6:45 Pre-concert Talk by Eric Friesen
Crescent Fort Rouge Church
with readings from Eric Siblin’s bestselling book: The Cello Suites

7:30 Inspired by Bach: The Bach Solo Cello Suites by Candlelight
Crescent Fort Rouge Church

Suite no. 1
Denise Djokic

Suite no. 2
Frans Helmerson

Suite no. 3
Paul Marleyn

Suite no. 4
Yegor Dyachkov

Suite no. 5
Colin Carr

Suite no. 6
Natalia Gutman

Sunday, June 19th

9:30-10:15 Open Stage Event!
Convocation Hall FREE EVENT
All cellists young and old welcome to perform…

10:30-11:15 A Young Cellist of the Future
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
featuring the Zara Nelsova Award Winner in Recital

12:00-12:45 The Hooked-Up Cello!
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

Four Quartets (2011) for solo cello and live electronics
Kirk Starkey

Karen Tenaka Song of Songs with tape
Shauna Rolston

1:00-1:30 Movie: Zara Nelsova “Grand Dame of the Cello”
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall FREE EVENT

Luigi Boccherini Sonata in A for Cello and Piano
with pianist Grant Johannesen

2:30-4:30 Images of the 20th Century
Convocation Hall

Michael Matthews Duos
Leanne Zacharias and Minna Rose Chung

Michael Oesterle Studio for solo cello
Yuri Hooker

Gyorgy Ligeti Solo Sonata
Yegor Dyachkov

David Raphael Scott Trio for three cellos
Thomas Wiebe, Denise Djokic, Brian Yoon

Tan Dun Intercourse for Fire and Water 1996
Minna Rose Chung

Paul Hindemith Sonata for solo cello, Opus 25, No. 3
Natalia Gutman

6:45 Pre-concert Talk by James Manishen
Centennial Hall
on the great cellist and Winnipegger, Zara Nelsova

7:30-10:00 Gala Festival Finale
Centennial Concert Hall
Co-production with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra,
directed by Alexander Mickelthwate,with host Eric Friesen
and The International Cello Festival of Canada Orchestra of Cellists

Vivaldi Concerto for Two Cellos
Paganini Variations
Patrick Demenga and Thomas Demenga

Respighi Adagio con Variazione
Denise Djokic

Schostakovich Cello Concerto no. 1
Jian Wang

Rococo Variations
Colin Carr

Saint-Saens Cello Concerto
Frans Helmerson

Popper Requiem

Song of the Birds (Trad.)
The Festival Cello Orchestra

Artists, repertoire, location, dates and times are all subject to change.

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