Edmonton Symphony Orchestra: Tanya Tagaq, Prokofiev, and Webern

Translated as “Grief,” Inuit composer and throat singer Tanya Tagaq’s Qiksaaktuq is a moving orchestral work conducted by Christine Duncan and dedicated to the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women. The evening also features ESO Chief Conductor Alexander Prior conducting Prokofiev’s Second Symphony and Webern’s Passacaglia.

TAGAQ/DUNCAN/MARTIN Qiksaaktuq

Alexander Prior
Conductor

Christine Duncan
Conductor

Tanya Tagaq
Throat Singer

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra: Tanya Tagaq

This powerful blend of old and new traditions, Tanya Tagaq’s Qiksaaktuq (“Grief”) is a collaborative work dedicated to missing and murdered indigenous women and features the Inuit singer and composer as the soloist. This is what music does best – expressing what cannot be said any other way.

TAGAQ/DUNCAN/MARTIN Qiksaaktuq

Alexander Prior
Conductor

Christine Duncan
Conductor

Tanya Tagaq
Throat Singer