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Cris Derksen Orchestral Powwow

June 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Chippewa Travellers and the Allegra Chamber Orchestra perform cellist/composer Cris Derksen’s Juno-nominated composition.

Cellist/composer Cris Derksen performs with Allegra Chamber Orchestra and The Chippewa Travellers in this chamber symphonic work composed around Powwow pieces accessed from Tribal Spirit’s library. This project brings Aboriginal music to the centre of the European model as aboriginal artists lead the way to create new forms of music.

Cris Derksen is an award winning half-Cree, half-Mennonite composer and cellist, performing on an international scale. Cris’s work has always centred on the Traditional and Contemporary layers in art. The Orchestral Powwow Project highlights The Chippewa Travellers’ powwow, and Derksen’s recording of it was a 2016 Juno nominee for Best Instrumental Album.

Scent Reduced:
This event is scent-reduced. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events.
Mobility Accessibility:
This event is fully wheelchair accessible.

Click HERE for a full accessibility audit of the space by Radical Access Mapping Project. To learn more about Radical Access Mapping Project, visit their website at radicalaccessiblecommunities.wordpress.com

QAF takes place on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, in particular the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwəta? (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. We recognize their sovereignty, as there are no treaties on these lands, and we are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.


June 24
7:00 pm


Roundhouse Turntable Plaza | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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