Forward Currents Festival | Regina Symphony Orchestra

Forward Currents Festival

March 1 - 3, 2019 · mâmâwêyatitân centre

“Through the choices we make, each of us has a hand in determining the kind of community in which we live. These choices are often a direct result of conversations we have with the people around us. The Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Forward Currents Festival aims to present ideas and issues that are socially relevant to those of us who live here, to spark conversation about these topics, and ultimately to create consciousness about the choices we make. The goal of the RSO ’s Forward Currents Festival is to inspire essential conversation about mental health and how we can reduce the stigma surrounding it.”  – Gordon Gerrard, Music Director

Coming Together
Friday, March 1, 2019 – 7:00pm (Pre-Concert Talk– 6:00 pm)

Regina Symphony Chamber Players
Helen Pridmore, soprano
Saskatchewan Youth Ballet, Michelle McMillan, artistic director
Dan Innes, spoken word artist
Gordon Gerrard, piano

Morlock: Icarus, landing
Part: Fratres
Bach: Ruhet hie, matte Sinne”
Dan Innes: Growing Pains
Dan Innes: Nouveau Fear
Dan Innes: A Thousand Reasons to Live
Morlock: Somewhere Along the Line
Rzewski: Coming Together

The Regina Symphony Chamber Player (RSCP) collaborate with the Saskatchewan Youth Ballet to create a new work examining issues faced by today’s millennials. Regina-based spoken word artist, Dan Innes, brings his message of optimism backed by members of the RSCP. Frederic Rzewski minimalist masterpiece Coming Together concludes this program.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 7:00pm (Pre-Concert Talk – 6:00 pm)

Regina Symphony Chamber Players
Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan

Morlock: Theft
Perischetti: The Hollow Men
Nielsen: Woodwind Quintet, Fourth movement
Mendelssohn: String Quartet, Op. 80, Third movement

The Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan partner with the Regina Symphony Chamber Players to share personal stories and perspectives of those lives have been indelibly shaped by mental illness. Music and words weave a narrative to broaden understanding, challenge stigma and raise hope.

Steven Page with the RSO
Sunday, March 3, 2019 – 7:00pm (Pre-Concert Talk – 6:00 pm)

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Steven Page, singer-songwriter
Regina Symphony Orchestra

Morlock: My Name is Amanda Todd
 Suite No. 4, Op. 61 “Mozartiana”
Steven Page with the RSO

Former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page joins the Regina Symphony Orchestra in a unique and eclectic program. This Canadian icon has become an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and well-being by sharing his personal experiences, struggles and triumphs. Musicians of the RSO take centre stage in music by Tchaikovsky and My Name is Amanda Todd, a meaningful work by the festival’s featured composer Jocelyn Morlock.

Ticket Information

Weekend Pass
Adult: $45
Student: $30

Single Ticket
Adult: $25
Student: $15