Goran Bregović Wedding and Funeral Band

Tue October 23, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Goran Bregović Wedding and Funeral Band

Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Music 

Goran Bregović Wedding and Funeral Band 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall

Doors open at at 6:30pm 
Concert at 7:30pm
Includes an intermission
Pre-show artist: Total Gadjos  

A high-energy trans-Balkan musical extravaganza; Goran Bregović Wedding and Funeral Band. Lauded worldwide for his fusion of rock and Balkan folk music, Bregović has composed over 30 film scores, collaborating with musicians such as Iggy Pop and Gogol Bordello, and performing on the soundtrack for mockumentary film Borat.

The Wedding and Funeral Band combines a Gypsy brass band with Goran Bregović’s Balkan rock star stage presence for an overwhelmingly powerful music experience. Goran Bregović and his band bring a raucous Balkan party that will have you dancing in the aisles!

"Musical spectacle unlike anything else on North American stages” – San Francisco Chronicle


Part of the BD&P World Music series.

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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 Stage, 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 to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to 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 full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.

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