Join us online for our Composers' Forum with Indigenous Cellist & Composer Cris Derksen, a 2020-21 Roger D. Moore Distinguished Visitor in Composition.
7 pm EST, Tuesday, December 8
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Meeting ID: 991 8576 3807
Juno nominated Cris Derksen, originally from Northern Alberta, Canada, is an internationally respected Indigenous cellist and composer. Derksen braids the traditional and contemporary, weaving her classical background and her Indigenous ancestry together with new school electronics to create genre-defying music. As a composer she has her foot in many worlds working in choral, symphonic, film, theatre and dance, with a new commission from the Calgary Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra premiering in 2020. As a performer Derksen performs nationally and internationally. Recent destinations include Hong Kong, Australia, Mongolia, Europe, Mexico and a whole lot of Canada: the place Derksen refers to as home.
Photo credit Tanja Tiziana