Monsieur Periné

Mon June 4, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Monsieur Periné

Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Music 

Monsieur Periné

Monday, June 4, 2018 
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall

Lobby Pre-show at 6:30pm
Concert at 7:30pm

A gypsy jazz band with French influences hailing from Colombia – there’s a reason Monsieur Periné is seen as a breath of fresh air for the Latin music scene. Known for their colourful costumes and theatrical performances, the band is leading a new, progressive movement from Latin America, boosted by a 2015 Latin Grammy win for Best New Artist.

Their aim is to break down barriers, in terms of how the world defines Latin music. Lead singer Catalina García calls their sound a flirtation with swing from an experimental laboratory. Their award winning album comes with quite the endorsement too – the album was produced by Eduardo Cabra, one-half of Calle 13, the top-winning Latin Grammy act in history.

 

 


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 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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