Sun Jul 31 19:00
Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow
Sounding Thunder brings to life the struggles and accomplishments of Francis Pegahmagabow, distinguished Ojibwe military officer and political leader, following his journey from the trenches of WWI to his time as Chief of the Wasauksing Ojibwe. This cultural collaboration paying homage to the legacy of a Canadian hero acts as a reminder of the challenges Indigenous populations still face to this day. Commissioned and produced by the Festival of the Sound.
- Armand Garnet Ruffolibrettist
- Brian D. McInnesnarrator, cultural consultant
- Jodi Baker Continsinger, songwriter, actor
- Keenan Keeshigactor
- James Campbellclarinet
- Larry Beckwithconductor, actor
- Beverley Johnstonpercussion
- Mark Fewerviolin
- Christian Sharpebassoon
- Rachel Thomastrombone
- Guy Fewtrumpet
- Joel Quarringtondouble bass
Timothy Corlis (b. 1972) | Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow
PLEASE NOTE: Signature Series tickets are sold separately and are not Festival Pass, 3-Day Pass, or PIXSIX
Timothy Corlis, Composer
Armand Garnet Ruffo, Librettist
In consultation with Brian D. McInnes and Jodi Baker Contin
Gabriel Cropley, Stage and Lighting Designer
Jennifer Norton and Emile Surette, Projection Design
Alanis King, Dramaturge
There will be a book signing of Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow by author Brian D. McInnes following this concert in Woodside Hall. The book will be available for purchase at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre both before and after the concert. Thank you to our Community Partners at Perfect Books for partnering on this event.
Experience five magnificent programs featuring spectacular vocals, impeccable skill, and collaborations between world-renowned musicians at Ottawa’s Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre.
Signature Series: supported by Bytek Volkswagen & Carling Volvo
Concerts immersed in Beechwood’s history and beauty, from its beloved sanctuary to the expansive grounds, complemented by the serene hours of the early morning.
These performances are outdoors. You will need to bring your own seating and weather protection if desired.
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Many of these performances are outdoors. You may need to bring your own seating and weather protection if desired.
The Beechwood Series is made possible with the generous support of Beechwood Cemetery.
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Seating will not be available.
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