The Canadian New Music Network

The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work (CNMN) was formed in 2005 in order to pro­mote the val­ue of all forms of cre­ative con­cert music in Cana­da. One of the CNM­N’s major goals is to increase net­work­ing amongst com­posers, per­form­ers, ensem­bles, pre­sen­ters, pro­mot­ers, edu­ca­tors, jour­nal­ists and oth­ers inter­est­ed in a vital new music community.


GroundSwell is Man­i­to­ba’s only cham­ber music series devot­ed exclu­sive­ly to the pre­sen­ta­tion of new music. Since its debut 16 years ago, GroundSwell has cul­ti­vat­ed and sup­port­ed Cana­di­an and Inter­na­tion­al new music in sea­son after sea­son of diverse and strik­ing­ly var­ied pro­gram­ming. Under the artis­tic direc­tion of Therese Costes, Jim His­cott, Michael Matthews, Diana McIn­tosh and David R. Scott, GroundSwell show­cas­es a wide range of styles and gen­res of con­tem­po­rary music.

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra / New Music Festival

Join Mae­stro Alexan­der Mick­elth­wate and the WSO for the 16th Annu­al Inter­na­tion­al New Music Fes­ti­val in Win­nipeg this Feb­ru­ary 10th — 16th! The fes­ti­val will fea­ture Dis­tin­guished Guest Com­posers Chris­tos Hatzis and Jen­nifer Hig­don, along with artists and com­posers from around the world.

This sev­en-day event will explore con­tem­po­rary clas­si­cal music from the thought-pro­vok­ing and reflec­tive to the fringes and “in your face”. Along with the fes­ti­val expe­ri­ences audi­ences have come to know and love, such as the Fes­ti­val Café (the night­ly par­ty) and the Lec­ture Series, the 2007 fes­ti­val will fea­ture many new expe­ri­ences you won’t want to miss!

  • Fes­ti­val Pass­es and indi­vid­ual tick­ets avail­able at WSO Patron Ser­vices, Cen­ten­ni­al Con­cert Hall, 555 Main Street, (204) 949‑3999, or online at