PRESS RELEASE: The Correction Line Ensemble

TheWest End Cultural Centre, UMFM 101.5 FM and

the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 present:


Correction Line Ensemble

at First Lutheran Church (580 Victor St.)

Wednesday, November 24         


As part of his role as the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 Music Arts Ambassador, John K. Samson will be presenting a performance with The Correction Line Ensemble at First Lutheran Church on November 24. The evening will also feature an excerpt from a work in progress by Theatre Arts Ambassador Debbie Patterson. 

The Correction Line Ensemble is a newly formed chamber ensemble involving six highly creative musicians from diverse backgrounds, weaving together an engaging and seamless conversation between classical and modern music: Cristina Zacharias, a Toronto-based violinist who specializes in early music; Leanne Zacharias, a Brandon-based cellist specializing in contemporary music and pedagogy; Ed Reifel, a Toronto-based percussionist of classical and modern music; Robert Honstein, a Brooklyn-based composer from the classical music tradition; and Christine Fellows and John K. Samson, two Winnipeg-based narrative songwriters.

Together, these six musicians create and perform arrangements of original repertoire by Honstein, Fellows and Samson, alongside classical repertoire arranged for cello, violin, marimba/percussion, piano, electric guitar and six voices, bridging the gap between musical genres and disciplines. To experience this kind of interaction and movement between genres in one concert is unique.

Set in the heart of Winnipeg’s West End community, the First Lutheran church provides a telling back drop of the performance that is sure to be warm and intimate. Built in 1878 as a spiritual hub for Winnipeg’s Icelandic community, it has supported countless in the community and even provided musical inspiration for a young Samson as a child.

About Winnipeg’s Arts Ambassadors:As part of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 ARTS FOR ALL program, five artists have been named Winnipeg’s Arts Ambassadors for the year. Representing the fields of theatre, visual arts, music, dance, and literary arts, the Ambassadors will raise the status of their disciplines in the everyday consciousness of the public, and create a project in their discipline that will leave a legacy for the program.  The Correction Line Ensemble’s performance is John K. Samson’s legacy project as Winnipeg’s Music Arts Ambassador. For more information please visit the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 website at

Wednesday, November 24

Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm

Tickets: $12 Advance | $15 Door

Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader, and Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store

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