Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Friday, 11 May at 8PM
Saturday, 12 May at 8PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Mozart’s dark and impassioned Piano Concerto No. 20 helped inspire the turbulent music of oncoming Romanticism’s greatest figure–Beethoven. Fast forward a century and we come to Bruckner, whose hero was another enfant terrible–Richard Wagner–in whose memory the massive, broad-sweeping, and brass-laden Symphony No. 7 was written.
Pre-concert Chat: 7:05pm
RUNE BERGMANN, conductor
FEI-FEI DONG, piano
MOZART: Concerto No. 20 in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E Major
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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.