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Cris Dersken - Cello - Orange - Side



//  Orchestral Powwow is an hour show for full Orchestra with 6 Powwow singers and Drummers, 1 hoop dancer, and cellist Cris Derksen. It consists of 8 or 9 short pieces.  
//Controlled Burn 2023- 12:30 min.
Commissioned by the Orchestre Métropolitain – Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Premiere: September 16, 2023
// Parkdale- 2022- 3 minutes
Commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Gimeno, Music Director to celebrate the orchestra’s 100th season 
// Love is a Battlefield -2021- 9:15
Commissioned by Calgary Philharmonic.

//  Napi and the Rocks: Commissioned by Calgary Philharmonic, a 25 minute Blackfoot Story with 1 Narrator for Full Orchestra. Premiering April 2020

//Rebellion: Commissioned by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. 7 Minute piece with guitar and Symphony. Created in 2019


//Overture to the Spiderbeing 2021-3 mins. Strings and 2 french horn.  mins. Commissioned by Chamberfest
//Spiderbeing 2023- 15 minutes, Strings and 2 french horn Commissioned by Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
//Nice and Clean 4:30
Piano, Violin,Cello, with audio track- 2022 Commissioned by Edmonton New Music
//Awasowin ᐊᐊᐧᓱᐃᐧᐣ warming by the fire. 20 minutes- fr horn, trombone, 2 percussionist: timp, snare, wood blocks, vibraphone, string quartet, Audio track.
Commissioned by Blueridge Chamber Festival 2021

//  White Mans Cattle:  String Quartet, with audio track Commissioned by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. 2019

//  5 Bucks Per Head:  Woodwind Quintet, with audio track. Commissioned by Woodwind International 2018


// Mass for Nipiy 30 minutes, 7 movements, Commissioned by Amadeus Choir 2023

//  Maada'ookii Songline:  20 minute Large Scale Choral Composition for 8 choirs and 4 soloists commissioned by Luminato Festival 2019
//  The Triumph of the Euro-Christ:  8 minute Piece for SSAATTBB, Commissioned by the Art Gallery Of Ontario



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