Artemis Premieres


SATURDAY, 30 MARCH 2024  |  DOORS AT 18:30, MUSIC FROM 19:00

Join Artemis for an evening of live world premieres as Artemis presents a collection of works written specifically for us. Repertoire includes works by Jennifer Butler, Jeffrey Ryan, Maria-Eduarda Mendes Martins, Nova Pon, Anna Pidgorna, Jaelem Bhate, Anna Hostman, Mathieu Lussier, Bruce Russell, and Jocelyn Morlock. Intimate and personal, these commissions for small ensemble will feature Morgan Zentner (oboe/english horn), Renz Eulric Adame (oboe/english horn) and Artemis’ founder and musical director, Katelin Coleman (bassoon). Your generous contributions at this gift economy performance will go to the Tsleil Waututh Nation Community Society as a part of Artemis’s thoughtful efforts toward reconciliation.

About Artemis Musicians’s Society

Artemis Musicians’ Society is a professional performing ensemble and non-profit ogranization comprised entirely of musicians of all genders who are survivors of sexual violence. Our mandate is to bring visibility and opportunity to those who have suffered the systemic trauma of sexual assault; to elevate discussion and raise awareness of sexual assault and its prevalence, particularly in the classical music world; to shift the stigma of sexual assault away from the survivor and onto the perpetrator; and above all, to create an avenue for affirmative, assertive recovery from sexual violence, which focuses on survivors, their voices, and their professional talents.

About the Special Nature of This Gift Economy Event

As you surely already know, Notional Space operates exclusively on principles of gift economy. We are a non-transactional space. For this performance, Artemis Musicians’ Society is taking that concept in an extremely interesting direction. Take a moment to read their explanation:

We respectfully acknowledge that Artemis is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

In keeping with this fact, Artemis is committed to paying rent in an amount agreeable to our host nations for our use of their land in our performances and events.

As a first step towards a reconciliation which acknowledges the historical and ongoing truth of colonization, Artemis contributes financially to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Community Society – a registered non-profit that provides small grants directly to Tsleil-Waututh members for self-determined activities in areas such as culture, education and the environment – every time we present a concert. We are joined in this initiative by Redshift Music Society, Music on Main, and Müzewest Concerts. We encourage other arts organizations to join us in this act of economic reconciliationby contacting the Tsleil Waututh Nation Relationships team at [email protected] .

To learn more about the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Community Society, send enquiries to [email protected] .