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Cris Derksen’s Nerds whirlwind musical tour

Age/Grade: Ages 8 and up (Grades: 3 and up) 
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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 the video 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)

Curriculum Connections:

  • Arts Education: Music, traditional and contemporary Indigenous arts and arts-making processes
  • English Language Arts: Literature, poetry, recognize First Peoples stories (including oral and written narratives), songs, and art, as ways to share knowledge, beliefs and values
  • Social Studies: Cultural studies, cultural perspectives, diversity and inclusion

Venue: Online

Ways to Watch

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ONLINE

Watch a pre-recorded online performance at home or in the classroom. Available until Friday, June 23rd at 4pm. Closed Captioning available.

TICKET INFORMATION

FOR SCHOOLS:

  • Festival 1 Show Pass: $11+GST/ticket
  • Festival 2 Show Pass: $20+GST/ticket

FOR THE PUBLIC:

  • Tickets will go on sale starting in early 2023

Accessibility Information

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Show times & Tickets

Online

Available starting

9:30 AM on Tuesday, May 30th 

Watch until 

4:00 PM on Friday, June 23rd 

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Show highlights

Testimonials

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

Music Works 

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

Cris Derksen 

School TICKETS ARE ON SALE Now! RESERVE YOUR STUDENTS OR GROUP BY PURCHASING ONLINE