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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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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