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Echo: Memories of the World

Thu, Oct 7, 20217:30 pm
Doors open
Scheduled Arrival + Entry (In-Person)
In-Person + Online Access
FREE Limited Admission
  •  Gryphon Trio
    Gryphon Trio
  • Marion Newman
    Marion Newman
  • Alison Mackay with Kora Player, Diely Mori Tounkara
    Alison Mackay with Kora Player, Diely Mori Tounkara

Echo: Memories of the World - Gryphon Trio and Friends

Workshop Performance of New Work

An international multi-media project exploring the question: HOW DO WE SPEAK TO THE FUTURE?

How are memories of enduring cultural importance passed on from generation to generation?

How can we confront heavy truths to equip the next generations for the building of better societies?

Join us for the first workshop of ECHO: MEMORIES OF THE WORLD, a work using music, narration, images, and film to explore models of knowledge sharing and processes of truth and reconciliation in four areas of the world: Canada, Norway, Austria, and Mali.


Gryphon Trio (Project Co-creator, performers), Alison Mackay (Project Co-creator, concert designer), Marion Newman (mezzo soprano), Diely Mori Tounkara (Malian kora), Rawdna Carita Eira (Sàmi poet and playwright), Nordic Voices, Reneltta Arluk (Project Co-creator, Director of Indigenous Arts at the Banff Centre), Ry Moran (Co-creator, Founding Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and currently Associate University Librarian--Reconciliation at UVic Libraries), Andrew Balfour (composer), Anne Beate Hovind (curator of Norway’s Future Library)



FREE Online Access:

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    • In accordance with the Province of Ontario COVID-19 regulations, all audience members must show proof of vaccination plus photo ID in order to enter the Isabel.
    • Any audience member without proof of vaccination will NOT be allowed to enter the Isabel.


    • SEATING DISTANCES: We have provided clear markings for physical distancing of 6 feet/2metres in our concert hall seating plan, and common areas including the lobby, hallways, and washrooms.
    • REDUCED CAPACITY: Capacities within the Isabel will be monitored to ensure everyone’s ability to maintain safe distances and in accordance with provincial guidelines.
    • REDUCING CONGREGATING: To reduce congregating and follow best practices we will not be offering any coat check services, food and beverage, or merchandise sales at this time.
    • NO INTERMISSION: The format of our programming will not offer an intermission at this point to reduce congregating.
    • YOUR SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME: Your ticket will include a dedicated arrival time to allow us to stagger the amount of people entering the hall at once.


    • All staff and patrons are asked to wear a face covering at all times – covering your nose, mouth, and chin.


    • We have installed multiple hand sanitizing stations throughout the building to ensure they are easily accessible for your use at any time.


    • Our custodial team is hard at work, with increased cleaning and sanitizing practices, ensuring particular attention is paid to commonly touched surfaces such as handrails and door handles.


    • We will have additional staff available to assist with directions, answer your questions, and make this new process as smooth as possible for everyone.