August 2 - 9, 2011

Araucania, blood and vigour

Benefit concert for the First Peoples’ Festival with the Forestare ensemble 
Monday, August 1 - 8:00 pm

In praise of Amerindian Resistance.

Arauco por fuerte, principal y poderosa, Canadian premiere, by Javier Farías, a work in eight movements for guitars and double bass, inspired by an epic poem by Alonso de Ercilla (1533-1594), first performed in April 2007 in the city of Arauco (Chile) at the centre of the region where the historical events in the poem took place.

Followed by a selection of works by Atikamekw composer Pascal Koukouchi Sasseville specially composed for Forestare.