Calgary Civic Symphony - Festival da Musica

Sun February 11, 2018 - 2:30 PM
Calgary Civic Symphony - Festival da Musica

Pre-concert chat/performance at 1:45 pm

MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2
ORBON Concerto Grosso for String Quartet and Orchestra
VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
PIAZZOLLA Oblivion / Adios Nonino / Libertango
GINASTERA Estancia: Four Dances


Forget it’s winter in Calgary as you join us to experience Latin heat. Who needs to head south when you can drop in to Jack Singer Concert Hall for an afternoon of steaming Latin music? Immerse yourselves in the vibrant colours of Mexico and South America as presented by the UofC String Quartet, soprano Michelle Minke and accordionist Penny Sanborn. Wear your hottest colours as we generate the heat for this Latin Musical Festival—together.

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.

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