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