Arts Commons Presents
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Lobby Pre-show at 6:30pm - Al Muirhead
Stacey Kent performs with an intimacy and vocal precision that draws you in to her bossa nova sound, note by note. With a performance style described as “deceptively simple, meticulously presented” and a voice that’s “light but expressive, engaging and evocative” it’s easy to see how her albums have sold nearly 2 million, reaching Gold, Double-Gold, and Platinum-selling status. Fostering a love of music from a young age, Kent cemented her reputation early on by putting her own unique spin on an impressive repertoire of American standards. Her first original album, Breakfast on a Morning Tram with lyrics by her friend and famed author, Kazuo Ishiguro, earned her a GRAMMY nomination for Best Vocal Jazz Album, and served to define her as a singer with a highly distinct, personal repertoire.
Part of TD Jazz presented by Arts Commons.
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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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