You don’t need to be Iranian to appreciate the classical music of Homayoun Shajarian, Tahmoures Pournazeri and Sohrab Pournazeri.
Homayoun Shajarian is one of the foremost classical Persian singers of his generation, and a superb instrumentalist. His collaboration with Pournazeri brothers for last decade has caused something of a sensation in Iranian traditional music.
After a successful Canadian tour in 2018, they are coming back on stage at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on Friday December 20, 2019 to perform a mix of classical Persian and Western music, arranged and composed by brothers Tahmoures and Sohrab Pournazeri.
Non-Farsi speakers should cast aside any fears of a language barrier: Homayoun’s dramatic, operatic delivery, combined with his ensemble’s urgent percussion and strings, bears cross-cultural appeal.
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.