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TD Encounters – Women’s Voices as Cultural Keepers


Event Description:

With a focus on female vocal traditions spanning North America and Europe, the evening will highlight the relationship of women within musical traditions and the role they hold in preserving connections within and across their communities.

Performances will include works that showcase Algonquin, Swedish, and Ukrainian folk traditions, performed by Kristine Dandavino (mezzo), Elena Howard-Scott (soprano), Ella Farlinger (soprano), Xin Wang (soprano), and Ryan Scott (percussion).

Performances will be paired with a discussion on the unique role women hold in preserving both musical and cultural identity, culminating with an audience Q&A.

This free TD Encounters event takes place on April 30th at 7:30p.m at Hugh’s Room (296 Broadview Ave)

Event Supporters:

  • Supported by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment.

Repertoire & Performers:

  • Puksanger 1st mvt, Karin Rehnqvist
    o Elena Howard-Scott
    o Ella Farlinger
    o Ryan Scott, Timpani
  • Drown in the Depths, Anna Pidgorna
    o Xin Wang
    o Ella Farlinger
    o Elena Howard-Scott
  • The Watersong*
    o Kristine Dandavino
    *This song was written by Irene Wawatie Jerome for Grandfather William Commanda’s 2002 Circle of All Nations gathering. It is performed with permission from the Wawatie and Commanda families and the Circle of All Nations Foundation and the Elders in Canada.