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November 14
7:30 p.m.
  • Norman Wells
November 14
  • 7:30 pm
    • Fort Smith
November 15
  • 8:00 pm
    • Tuktoyaktuk
November 17
  • 7:30 pm
    • Yellowknife

Ticket price

  • Yellowknife adults: 
    $35
  • Yellowknife seniors: 
    $25
  • Yellowknife youth: 
    $25
  • Outside YK adults: 
    $25
  • Outside YK seniors: 
    $10
  • Outside YK youth: 
    $10
  • Tuktoyaktuk : 
    FREE
  • Family package : 
    Adult $15 Youth $10

 

Five-member 

performance

Norman Wells
Dennis Drolet 
Community Hall
Nov 14 | 7:30 pm
 
Five-member 
performance
Tuktoyaktuk
Tuk Arena
Nov 15 | 8 pm
 
Five-member 
performance
Fort Smith
St. Joseph’s Cathedral
Nov 15 | 7:30 pm
 
Full nine-member
performance 
Yellowknife
NACC
Nov 17 | 7:30 pm
 

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Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band Collectif9 has been gathering steam since 2011, attracting diverse audiences in varied spaces. Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, Collectif9 employs lights, staging and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts, and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance. Collectif9 has already performed more than 70 concerts across Canada and beyond, from Quebec’s Côte-Nord to China, including summer appearances at the Festival de Lanaudière in Joliette, Quebec, and Ottawa Chamberfest. 
The ensemble combines the power of an orchestra with the crispness of a chamber ensemble for a unique experience.
 
Collectif9’s debut album, Volksmobiles, was released in February 2016. Featuring folk-inspired music by composers Brahms, Bartók, Schnittke and André Gagnon, Collectif9’s album also presents the world premiere recording of Canadian composer Geof Holbrook’s Volksmobiles, 
written for the ensemble.
 
The musicians and friends met as students at Université de Montréal and McGill University. They wanted to create something different yet complementary to traditional representations of classical music, more relatable to pop culture. Learning from the classical works that have influenced non-classical musicians and the structure of pop concerts, Collectif9 looks for ways to break the stigma of unapproachability, searches for new ways of expression within the classical medium, and attempts to foster communication and collaboration between artists and within their community.
 
Their Northern tour will see five members in performances outside of Yellowknife, after which a full nine-member presentation will take place within the territorial capital.