Cremation of Sam McGee
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, AB
The Cremation Of Sam McGee by cellist Christine Hanson and ensemble! Premiered at Celtic Connections International Festival in Glasgow to sold-out houses and rave reviews! Cellist Christine Hanson's musical adaptation of Robert Service's classic poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee" takes place in the frozen Yukon frontier where the cellist's original compositions, performed by an all-star eight-piece band, transport the audience across the snow in tandem with this quirky, tragicomic tale. Narrated with conspicuous relish, it also features celebrated Canadian artist Ted Harrison's vibrant paintings projected as a backdrop. "The Cremation of Sam McGee" is a chilling, enthralling and entertaining multimedia work, the music of which opens a window on deeper themes of friendship, promises, and eventual rebirth.