Lila Downs

Thu March 8, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Lila Downs

Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Music 

Lila Downs

Thursday, March 8, 2018 
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall

Lobby Pre-show at 6:30pm (Carolina Slim)
Concert at 7:30pm
Includes an intermission

 

A wildly engaging performer, Lila Downs returns to Calgary with her newest album Salón Deseos y Lagrimas. Lauded in both of her home countries of Mexico and the United States, with multiple GRAMMY Awards under her belt, Lila Downs uses her multicultural vision and her remarkable voice and seamlessly blends blues, jazz, rock, soul and even rap with traditional Mexican music for a truly singular sound.

Daughter of a Mixtec Indian woman and University of Minnesota professor, Downs is inspired by both sides of her heritage making it difficult to categorize her music except to say that it is an exciting fusion of international sounds and musical genres.

“Mexican-American singer wows the crowd with a uniquely entertaining show” – The Guardian

Part of the BD&P World Music series.

Single tickets and new BD&P World Music subscriptions are now on sale! Subscribe online or call our box office at 403-294-9494 for more information.

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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