Arts Commons Presents
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Doors open at 6:30pm
Concert at 7:30pm
Includes an intermission
Lobby playlist: James Reckseidler of Reijo
*Please be on time. For the respect of the artists and other patrons, latecomers will only be seated at an appropriate break in the performance.
Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? When flipping the vinyl meant you were in store for more greatness? Arts Commons and Classic Albums Live do.
Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians', Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centres across North America.
Backed into a corner by a bad deal with a big record label, Petty actually threatened to shelve his third album with the Heartbreakers. Lucky for us, the label settled and Damn the Torpedoes was released in 1979, eventually selling triple-platinum. Rolling Stone declared it the Tom Petty album “we’ve all been waiting for”. The album sat at number two on the Billboard albums chart for seven weeks, cementing it as one of the great records of the album rock era.
Join Arts Commons for an evening of classic music appreciation where the first act is a faithful reproduction of the original album, and the second act is a ‘best hits’ concert – so get ready to rock!
“This is a rock’n’roll recital!” – Toronto Sun
“Joyful! Thrilling!” – Toronto Star
Purchase tickets 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 Stage, 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 to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to 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 full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.
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