Cris Derksen’s Nerds Whirlwind Musical Tour

Photo by Tanja Tiziana

You had me at cello! Take a Nerd’s Whirlwind Musical Tour with internationally respected Indigenous cellist, composer and big kid Cris Derksen where a “classical” instrument takes on a new life. She’ll share with you how she creates her unique musical ‘sound-print’ that weaves her classical background and her ancestry together with electronics. Cris will introduce you to her cello, loop station and effects pedals as she creates and performs using the technology that surrounds her. Come join Cris for a fun and creative exploration of the magic of music. Watch a video about Cris below!

Performer: Cris Derksen
Country: Cree Nation, Northern Alberta, Canada
Genre: Music
Show length: 30 minutes
Ages: Ages 8 and up (Grades 3 and up)

Ways to Watch & Listen

Pre-recorded Online
Watch a pre-recorded online performance at home. Available until Sunday, June 13th at 8pm. Closed Captioning available.

Show Times

Pre-recorded video

Available starting Watch until Pre-recorded video tickets
Monday, May 31 at 10:00 am 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 13 Buy tickets

Ticket Information



Derksen creates undeniably modern music that mixes folk, classical, dance, and aboriginal structures and tunes with electronic beats […]

~ MusicWorks

If you follow your own heart and swim up your own salmon stream, some pretty cool things can happen.

~ Cris Derksen