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Tonight (Fri Feb 06) the final orchestra concert of the Winnipeg New Music Festival closes with John Luther Adams's monumental 'Become Ocean'. This is a work that will truly transform the listener. New Yorker Magazine writer and author Alex Ross calls it 'The loveliest apocalypse in musical history'. Showtime is 8:00 PM at the Centennial Concert Hall.



Become Ocean is nominated for three Grammys this weekend. Best Engineered Classical Album, Classical Producer of the Year and Best Contemporary Classical Composition. Good luck to all involved!


Saturday night (Feb 07) transformations continue at the Centennial Concert Hall but this time of the fairy tale kind. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet welcomes Canada's Ballet Jörgen to the city who are performing Cinderella with music by Sergei Prokofiev. Showtime is 7:30 PM and tickets are almost sold out! Watch a preview here!



Also on Saturday night (Feb 07), Winnipeg's International Recital & Chamber Music Concert Series, Virtuosi presents Germany's Fauré Quartett performing what else? Fauré's piano quartet in C minor, Op 15. Also on the program is Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor Op 25. Show time is 8:00 PM at the University of Winnipeg's Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall. Watch the quartet perform music by Mozart here!



For tickets call 204.786.9000 or email virtuosi.concerts@gmail.com. Tune in to The Morning Blend Saturday morning with Host Simeon Rusnak. He'll be talking to some of the members of The Fauré Quartett live in studio in the last hour of the show between 11:00 AM and Noon.


Saturday night (Feb 07) the Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society presents Classical Guitar Extravaganza. Nolan Powell, Brayden Olsen, Nick Miller and Alex Tyborowski are the guitarists who will envelop you with their gorgeous music at the Planetarium Auditorium. Tickets range from 10 - $20
dollars.  Showtime is 8:00 PM. Please call 204.667.5250 for more information


This is also your last chance to catch Prairie Theatre Exchange's Life, Death & The Blues. Created and performed by Canadian actor and Maple Blues Award- winner Raoul Bhaneja, this show is a new concert/theatre hybrid that explores the power, passion and meaning of The Blues with the help of his band The Big Time and JUNO award winning R&B artist Divine Brown. There are 4 more performances, tonight and tomorrow night at 8:00 PM plus two matinee performances Saturday at 3:00 and Sunday at 1:30 PM.  Watch a scene from the show here. Please note, however, that some content may not be suitable for younger viewers.



Tickets for this last weekend of Life, Death & The Blues are selling fast so go HERE or call their box office at  204.942.5483



And finally, for all you Martin Short fans out there, it's just been announced that the legendary Canadian comedian will appear at the Club Regent Event Centre on May 29th. Tickets to An Evening with Martin Short go on sale to the general public this coming Thursday (Feb 12) morning at 10:00 AM through Ticketmaster. Prices range from $57 – $85 dollars. Here's some classic SCTV Martin Short for you. From 1983, it's Artisans and their Art with Brad Allen



Catch the Classic 107 Arts & Entertainment Calendar with Claudia Garcia de la Huerta every Thursday and Friday at 7:45 AM and 4:45 PM and Saturday mornings at 11:15 AM.