Calgary Civic Symphony - Fantastic Firebird

Sun April 7, 2019 - 2:30 PM
Calgary Civic Symphony - Fantastic Firebird

Pre-concert chat/performance at 1:45 pm

Programme
BOON Hyacinth Caelum
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
FAURÉ Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919)

Featuring
KRZYSZTOF JABLONSKI Piano

Calgary’s own extraordinary pianist, Krzysztof Jablonski joins the orchestra to play the most poetic of Beethoven’s piano concertos. Grand yet nuanced; generations of listeners have loved this piece, and critics have judged it to be among Beethoven’s greatest and most innovative works. Experience the poetry of Fauré and the fireworks of Stravinsky’s spectacular Firebird Suite!

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.