Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Friday, 1 June at 8PM
Saturday, 2 June at 8PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Timing, elegance, humour – qualities that make Mozart’s “simple” music perhaps the most difficult of all to play, qualities the Israeli-born Sharon Kam imbues into every note. Widely regarded as one of the leading solo clarinetists in the world today, Ms. Kam joins the Orchestra for two stunning staples of her repertoire. Programmed creatively with Rautavaara’s atmospheric Cantus Arcticus and Stravinsky’s fantastical Firebird Suite.
Pre-concert Chat: 7:05pm
RUNE BERGMANN, conductor
SHARON KAM, clarinet
MOZART: Concerto in A Major for Clarinet & Orchestra
DEBUSSY: Première rhapsodie for Clarinet & Orchestra
RAUTAVAARA: Cantus Arcticus Concerto for Birds & Orchestra
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite (1919 version)
Presented in partnership with Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust, The Israel Connection
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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.