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October 2019

GEDfest

October 17 @ 7:00 pm
Royal Canadia Legion #1, 116 7 Ave. S.E.
Calgary, Canada
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$25 – $30

GEDfest (named for the late Gordon "Gord" Edgar Downie of The Tragically Hip) will be an evening of song in support of the Tom Baker Cancer centre. Held on the second anniversary of Downie's death by a rare form of brain cancer, the event features performances by rock-and-blues act Soul'd Out and Tragically Hip tribute band Trickle Down. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Image courtesy of GEDfest.

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Alberta Spotlight: Calvin Love

October 18 @ 7:00 pm
$10 – $15

Lo-fi pop romantic Calvin Love will put his distinct strain of retro-futurism on full display as he performs as part of the Alberta Spotlight series at the National Music Centre. Through drum machines and synthesizers, the Edmonton-based artist has created a signature sound which juxtaposes space age tinges against a backdrop of familiarity. Love's latest LP Highway Dancer was released in October 2018, followed by a five-song EP of acoustic renditions titled Highway Dancer Acoustic released in July 2019.  

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Electra Rising: Forsyth Cello Concerto

October 18 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm

$25 – $85

Welcome back Grammy Award-winner and music director laureate of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) Hans Graf as he makes his conducting return with this showcase of three trailblazing composers. Central to the program will be a performance of Canadian composer Malcolm Forsyth's "Electra Rising," performed by his daughter, renowned cellist Amanda Forsyth, who the cello concerto was written for and about. Rounding out the evening will be compositions by Paul Hindemith and Johannes Brahms. Photograph courtesy of the Calgary Philharmonic…

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Clicquot Trio & Adam Brousseau: An Evening with Cole Porter

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave. S.E.
Calgary, Canada
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$30

The Cliquot Trio welcomes bass-baritone vocalist Adam Brousseau to join them for an evening of song inside the Engineered Air Theatre on October 18. The cohort will perform the songs of Cole Porter, once of jazz music's most beloved composers and songwriters. Attendees will enjoy a mix of Porter's greatest hits and instrumental interludes. Photograph courtesy of Cliquot Trio.

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Sopranos

October 19 @ 7:30 pm
Christ Church Elbow Park, 3602 8 St. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Join the Calgary Girls Choir for an evening of compelling music as they present "Sopranos." The evening will include performances from all three of the Calgary Girls Choir programs — Dolce (Kindergarten-Grade 4), Viva (Grades 4-7) and Brava (Grade 7-University) — as well as an appearance from former member Gwendolyn Yearwood (pictured). Arrive early for hors d’oeuvres, raffles and a silent auction at the reception beginning at 6 p.m. before the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Photograph courtesy of the…

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Michael Charles

October 19 @ 8:00 pm
Bobby’s Place, Olde World Tavern, 11440 Braeside Dr. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free admission

Australian blues sensation Michael Charles returns to Calgary for a show at Bobby's Place on October 19. Charles is a Grammy elected performer who was discovered by North American audiences when he performed with Buddy Guy in Chicago. Today, Charles is a Grammy-elected road dog who has been inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. Charles will also perform in nearby Nanton (Oct. 17 at the Auditorium Hotel) and Lundbreck (Oct. 18 at Oldman River Brewing). Photograph by Wendy…

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Shred Kelly

October 19 @ 9:00 pm
King Eddy, 438 9 Ave. S.E.
Calgary, Canada
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$15 – $20

The closest genre you can label Shed Kelly with is alternative folk. The BC quintet pairs traditional instruments like banjos and ukuleles with modern guitar licks and driving beats. This will the be concluding date of a seven-city tour in support of 2018 album Archipelago. Photograph courtesy of the King Eddy.

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Calgary Music Collectors Show

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Acadia Recreation Complex, 240 90 Ave. S.E.
Calgary, Canada
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$5 – $10

Calling all music enthusiasts, nerds and obsessives: the Calgary Music Collectors Show in back on Sunday, October 20 at the Acadia Recreation Complex. Browse 65 vendors, win doors prizes, listen to DJs and have your records appraised for free. If you’re extra keen, splurge on the $10 early admission (9:30 a.m. as opposed to 11 a.m.) to beat the crowds and get first dibs on rare records, cassettes, CDs and memorabilia from across the genre spectrum.

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Nymphs of the West

October 20 @ 3:00 pm
Bella Concert Hall, 4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W. + Google Map
$28 – $38

Calgary's professional chamber choir Luminous Voices will ring in its eighth season with a performance of Malcolm Forsyth's Hesperides as part of the coinciding Forsyth Symposium. In addition to Forsyth, the program is set to include works by Sven-David Sandström, Gabriel Faure, Leonard Enns and more. Luminous Voices will be joined for the performance by harpists Gianetta Baril and Scott Ross-Molyneux, the latter of whom will also premiere a new work with the choir. Photograph courtesy of Luminous Voices.

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Centenary of Nat King Cole & Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
River Park Church, 3818 14A St. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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$28 – $37

Join the Calgary Jazz Orchestra (CJO) for a celebration of two jazz legends as part of its 15th annual concert season. Both Nat King Cole and Art Blakey would have turned 100 this year and accordingly their work will come into the spotlight. The show will be directed by CJO's own Johnny Summers. Artwork courtesy of Calgary Jazz Orchestra.

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GEDfest (named for the late Gordon “Gord” Edgar Downie of The Tragically Hip) will be an evening of song in support of the Tom Baker Cancer centre. Held on the second anniversary of Downie’s death by a rare form of brain cancer, the event features performances by rock-and-blues act Soul’d Out and Tragically Hip tribute band Trickle Down. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Image courtesy of GEDfest.

Lo-fi pop romantic Calvin Love will put his distinct strain of retro-futurism on full display as he performs as part of the Alberta Spotlight series at the National Music Centre. Through drum machines and synthesizers, the Edmonton-based artist has created a signature sound which juxtaposes space age tinges against a backdrop of familiarity. Love’s latest LP Highway Dancer was released in October 2018, followed by a five-song EP of acoustic renditions titled Highway Dancer Acoustic released in July 2019.

 

Welcome back Grammy Award-winner and music director laureate of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) Hans Graf as he makes his conducting return with this showcase of three trailblazing composers. Central to the program will be a performance of Canadian composer Malcolm Forsyth’s “Electra Rising,” performed by his daughter, renowned cellist Amanda Forsyth, who the cello concerto was written for and about. Rounding out the evening will be compositions by Paul Hindemith and Johannes Brahms.

Photograph courtesy of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Cliquot Trio welcomes bass-baritone vocalist Adam Brousseau to join them for an evening of song inside the Engineered Air Theatre on October 18. The cohort will perform the songs of Cole Porter, once of jazz music’s most beloved composers and songwriters. Attendees will enjoy a mix of Porter’s greatest hits and instrumental interludes.

Photograph courtesy of Cliquot Trio.

Join the Calgary Girls Choir for an evening of compelling music as they present “Sopranos.” The evening will include performances from all three of the Calgary Girls Choir programs — Dolce (Kindergarten-Grade 4), Viva (Grades 4-7) and Brava (Grade 7-University) — as well as an appearance from former member Gwendolyn Yearwood (pictured). Arrive early for hors d’oeuvres, raffles and a silent auction at the reception beginning at 6 p.m. before the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Photograph courtesy of the Calgary Girls Choir.

Australian blues sensation Michael Charles returns to Calgary for a show at Bobby’s Place on October 19. Charles is a Grammy elected performer who was discovered by North American audiences when he performed with Buddy Guy in Chicago. Today, Charles is a Grammy-elected road dog who has been inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. Charles will also perform in nearby Nanton (Oct. 17 at the Auditorium Hotel) and Lundbreck (Oct. 18 at Oldman River Brewing).

Photograph by Wendy Rae.

The closest genre you can label Shed Kelly with is alternative folk. The BC quintet pairs traditional instruments like banjos and ukuleles with modern guitar licks and driving beats. This will the be concluding date of a seven-city tour in support of 2018 album Archipelago.

Photograph courtesy of the King Eddy.

Calling all music enthusiasts, nerds and obsessives: the Calgary Music Collectors Show in back on Sunday, October 20 at the Acadia Recreation Complex. Browse 65 vendors, win doors prizes, listen to DJs and have your records appraised for free. If you’re extra keen, splurge on the $10 early admission (9:30 a.m. as opposed to 11 a.m.) to beat the crowds and get first dibs on rare records, cassettes, CDs and memorabilia from across the genre spectrum.

Calgary’s professional chamber choir Luminous Voices will ring in its eighth season with a performance of Malcolm Forsyth’s Hesperides as part of the coinciding Forsyth Symposium. In addition to Forsyth, the program is set to include works by Sven-David Sandström, Gabriel Faure, Leonard Enns and more. Luminous Voices will be joined for the performance by harpists Gianetta Baril and Scott Ross-Molyneux, the latter of whom will also premiere a new work with the choir.

Photograph courtesy of Luminous Voices.

Join the Calgary Jazz Orchestra (CJO) for a celebration of two jazz legends as part of its 15th annual concert season. Both Nat King Cole and Art Blakey would have turned 100 this year and accordingly their work will come into the spotlight. The show will be directed by CJO’s own Johnny Summers.

Artwork courtesy of Calgary Jazz Orchestra.

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