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After the Theban civil war, where the sons of Oedipus have died fighting each other for the throne, King Kreon decides to honour one of the brothers with burial rites and leave the other to rot on the battle field, unmourned. Antigone, their surviving sister, challenges Kreon’s edict, claiming she follows the gods whose authority is beyond the state’s rule. A contest of wills ensues between Kreon and Antigone as they fight over what to do with the body of the fallen brother who attacked the city. Their conflict is also one between generations, between rule of law and civil disobedience, between man and woman, young and old, the state and the individual and religious and political extremism. Director Andreas Apergis will be setting his version of the play in modern day Montreal, highlighting the timely themes for a contemporary audience.
Two choirs in one evening! Jean-Sébastien Allaire leads the largest performing ensemble in the university in this popular concert of choral music. The university choir, made up of students, staff and the community, give their all to celebrate the end of the semester. Christopher Jackson directs the chamber choir in a program for a smaller, more intimate choir, singing repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. The act of singing is one of the most unifying human abilities – both for the singers and the audience. Listen, breathe, and enjoy.
Renowned jazz singer Jeri Brown leads the jazz vocal ensemble in an evening guaranteed to move you. Accompanied by the wonderful Chris Tauchner, the jazz choir and soloists will knock your socks off!
Jazz improvisation is a skill as individual as each performer as they navigate complex chords and rhythms, styles and their fellow students' input. Gary Schwartz directs these small combos playing a variety of music to show off their growing skills as improvisers and creators. These fresh sounds will inspire you to do as well in your own work, whatever it may be.
Charles Ellison puts the advanced improvisation students through their paces in this fascinating performance showing off each student and their ensembles as they add new voices to the jazz tradition. Hear intricate lines created on the spot, drawing on the growing wealth of ideas and skills of these students in the specialization in jazz studies.
The Rebel Yells: Dress and Political Re-dress in Contemporary Indigenous Art traces the influence of Shelley Niro's The Rebel (1987) through successive generations of artists. In homage, works by eleven artists from across Canada are assembled, opening discussion around dress, representation, self-definition, and their accompanying politics in new and revitalized ways.
As part of the exhibition The Rebel Yells, The FOFA Gallery's education programming will include a roundtable discussion, Intergenerational Photography: Community, Representation, and Rebellion on Thursday, April 23rd at 3 pm. The panel will feature three of the artists in the exhibition, Shelley Niro, Skawennati, and Dayna Danger. Moderated by co-curators Rhonda Meier and Lori Beavis, the conversation will situate dress, self-representation, and identity in a context of political contestation and renaissance within aboriginal communities and cultural practitioners in Canada.
Concordia's Eclectic Ensemble is just what it sounds like. This concert showcases a sometimes wild variety of sounds, playing jazz tunes crafted for them by some of today's hottest arrangers. Gary Schwartz has created one of the music department's most surprising ensembles, and their performances are always a delight, not to be missed!
Step back into the jazz age with Dave Turner and the Concordia Big Band. The closing concert of the semester will send you out with that great brass and reed sound in your ears, some fabulous singers in your mind's eye, and wishing you had brought your dancing shoes. Swing into the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall for an unforgettable evening.