Nov. 2, 2016

Conference Schedule

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Conference Schedule

8:30 – 11pm – Steinman Hall

<strong>Darrah Carr Dance</strong>
Darrah Carr DanceSiegel Artist Management
Darrah Carr Dance is a Bessie Award-nominated company that brings a bold new twist to conventional Irish dance. Their acclaimed performances draw from Irish music, step dance footwork and spatial patterns to create high-energy, rhythmically based work that is accessible to a broad audience. Featured cast members include Billy Elliot star Trent Kowalik and longtime Riverdance cast member Timothy Kochka. The company tours with live music as an integral part of the program.
“The dancing is beguiling: lusty and luscious where appropriate, elsewhere as light, calm and carefree as the early spring breeze.” –The Village Voice
<strong> Shana Tucker </strong>
Shana Tucker goingbarefoot
With a deep respect for storytelling, cellist/singer/songwriter Shana Tucker’s lyrical explorations weave strong hints of jazz, soulful folk and acoustic pop into a “ChamberSoul” tapestry that’s reaping attention nationwide. Having balanced concert appearances with her featured role in Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ in Las Vegas for the past five years, Shana resumes full-time touring in 2017 in duo, trio & quartet settings, plus extensive educational outreach as a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist.
<strong> Deanna Witkowski Trio</strong>
Deanna Witkowski TrioSelf Represented
Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a former guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, New York pianist/composer Deanna Witkowski has been heralded for her “consistently thrilling” playing and her “boundless imagination” (All Music Guide). Witkowski’s most recent recording, Raindrop: Improvisations with Chopin, seamlessly combines jazz, Chopin, and the music of Brazil in a ‘stunningly beautiful” (Birmingham Times) solo piano session. –“Witkowski is one of the best of the new generation of jazz pianists.” –Jazz Journal
<strong> Sébastien Lépine & 4Ailes String Quartet </strong>
Sébastien Lépine & 4Ailes String Quartet Siegel Artist Management
Having established an enviable reputation over the past fifteen years, Sébastien Lépine is a Canadian artist with a remarkable background. A distinguished soloist, chamber musician, conductor and composer, he always pursues his art with an authentic passion that transpires through every note. Clearly, what sets Sébastien Lépine apart is his strong desire to breathe new life into classical music.

Sébastien Lépine has successfully carried out various projects and released several recordings, garnering high praise from critics and audiences alike. The cellist has also given numerous performances all across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Italy, and France. In addition, many prestigious orchestras have invited him to guest as a soloist, including the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, the Camerata Orquesta of Bellas Artes of Mexico, the Chihuahua Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Francophonie, the Appassionata chamber orchestra, and the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

<strong> Derek Grippert </strong>
Derek Grippert FLi Artists
Gripper creates a new classical guitar music out of Africa’s richest musical traditions. His most recent explorations of the kora repertoire (a uniquely complex and demanding 21 string African harp-lute) are sublime. Derek deftly performs bass lines and harmonic accompaniment while simultaneously improvising virtuosic melodic lines, creating the impression of a three-piece ensemble on just one instrument.
“An astonishing guitarist” BBC Radio
“a masterclass in the sonic possibilities of the guitar” Rhythm Passport
“a staggering achievement on solo guitar.” Songlines Magazine
<strong> Rosie and the Riveters</strong>
Rosie and the RivetersSelf Represented
Rosie & the Riveters are four fiercely talented and sassy dames from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who perform uplifting folk music with a vintage 1940s flair! Their original songs feature sophisticated harmonies, body percussion, scintillating dance moves, humour and just enough ooh-la-la to charm your socks off! Along with whoops, hollers, and mile-wide smiles, they create a sound and sight that is lighthearted and captivating for all music lovers.

They are inspired by Rosie the Riveter, the feminist icon who represents the women’s movement into the workforce during WWII and embodies the strength and power that thrive in every woman. The Riveters are about empowering women to be ambassadors for change in their community and to attain this goal, they use 20% of their merchandise sales to support other women’s projects around the world through


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