Cris Derksen, Cello
One hour before each show
DINUK WIJERATNE | First Winter
ALBERT ROUSSEL | The Spider’s Feast
GRIEG | Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
CRIS DERKSEN | Round Dance, War Cry, Overture to the Spider Being, and other titles.
Juno-nominated Cris Derksen is an internationally respected Indigenous cellist and composer. Hailing from a line of chiefs from North Tall Cree Reserve on her father’s side and a line of strong Mennonite homesteaders on her mother’s, Dersken braids the traditional and contemporary, weaving her classical background and her Indigenous ancestry together with new school electronics to create genre-defying music.