POSTPONED – iskwē with the KWS
Due to the announcement from the Government of Ontario on December 21, 2020, Waterloo Region will be entering a 28-day lockdown. One of the changes for the performing arts during this lockdown phase is a limit of 10 performers onstage at a time, which means that we are unable to record orchestra concerts at Centre In The Square. This concert will be broadcast on a new date once recording can resume.
Andrei Feher, conductor
Indigenous artist, musician, and creator iskwē joins the KWS for a collaboration featuring music from her latest award-winning album, acākosīk, and previous acclaimed releases. A collection of sonic explorations that blur the lines between sources and styles, acākosīk incorporates more intense and urgent tinges of alternative, post-rock, and even industrial. The cohesive-yet-combustible result tips a cap to modern innovators like Florence + The Machine and FKA twigs while simultaneously borrowing sounds accumulated over centuries by iskwē’s Cree and Métis ancestors. Come together and celebrate that which unites over that which divides.