Formidable! Aznavour: The Story of a Legend

Wed November 27, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Formidable! Aznavour: The Story of a Legend

Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Stage

Formidable! Aznavour: The Story of a Legend

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall

Doors open at 6:30pm 
Concert at 7:30pm
Includes an intermission
Pre-show artist: Jeremy Gignoux 

Please note Formidable! Aznavour: The Story of a Legend
will be performed predominantly in French 

*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.

Travel back to Bohemian-era France and discover the roots of the incredible Charles Aznavour! Known as France’s Frank Sinatra, Aznavour’s career spanned 70 years and more than 1,200 songs, earning him accolades like CNN’s Entertainer of the Century and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Brought to you by the same team behind Piaf! The Show, this powerful celebration immortalizes the toe-tapping tenor’s career in a multimedia production of images, video and original staging. Aznavour even gave the production his personal blessing before his passing in 2018. Discover the roots of his greatest songs, which have become an integral part of the world’s musical heritage.

Part of BD&P World Stage presented by Arts Commons. 

For more information, please call our box office at 403-294-9494 

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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