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2017 Honens Festival: Bison Noir

8 September 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 11:20 pm

This edition of Bison Noir shines a spotlight on Sri Lankan-born, Canada-based composer-performer Dinuk Wijeratne, who has been described by the Toronto Star as “an artist who reflects a positive vision of our cultural future”, and by The New York Times as “exuberantly creative”. Mr Wijeratne made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2004 as a composer, conductor, and pianist performing with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. His boundary-crossing work sees him equally at home in collaborations with  string quartets and tabla players.


Festival Pass

Available now by calling the Honens Box Office.
20% off regular ticket price. Includes one ticket to each Festival concert and admission to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre on 9 September 2017.

Honens Box Office
403 299 0140


Dinuk Wijeratne piano
Luca Buratto piano
Ed Hanley tabla
Matt Heller double


Cecilia String Quartet
Min-Jeong Koh violin
Catherine Cosbey* violin
Caitlin Boyle viola
Rachel Desoer cello
*Catherine Cosbey will replace Sarah Nemetallah who is on maternity leave






Out of doors Sz. 81
8 Improvisations on Hungarian Folk Songs Sz. 74

3s & 5s Transcribed from Bartôk’s 44 Duos Sz. 98
The Poetry of Squares
Colour Study in Rupaktaal
This way up ↓
Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems
Out of the Karmic Blue

Concert Duration

This concert will last approximately 80 minutes.


8 September 2017
10:00 pm - 11:20 pm
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