Violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou takes centre stage at this entry in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's Discovery series. This night is all about les compositeurs française, with a program spanning Berlioz’s "Le Corsaire" to Debussy's "La mer." Associate conductor Karl Hirzer programs and conducts this show.Find out more »
If you only know Bobby McFerrin from his ubiquitous hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” this collaborative performance at the Jack Singer is the perfect way to change that. McFerrin is a 10-time Grammy winner known for his vocal techniques and blissful experimentalism. Together with a cadre of a cappella performers and 12 local singers, he’ll reshape your perceptions of what a voice can do. There will be a pre-show in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin…Find out more »
Guest conductor Martin MacDonald leads the Sultans of String in an evening of rousing music from across the globe. The Sultans will take you from Spain to Cuba to Celtic times and back again throughout the evening. This evening will be a particularly lively one and a particularly good time to take an orchestra-shy buddy out for a show.Find out more »
The boy who lived is back again with help from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. This time, the CPO will take on the score by John Williams for the second film in the Harry Potter series. Meanwhile, the film will show on the big, big screen inside the Jack Singer. All copyright and trademarks belong to Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™, J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.Find out more »
The artist Rolling Stone calls "the biggest pop star of the West African nation of Mali" will be stopping in for a performance at Arts Commons with a few talented friends. Habib Koité is an afro-pop megastar who will be accompanied by Ngoni master Bassekou Kouyate and Grammy winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo for an evening of song. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.Find out more »
You may know Dom Flemons from his old band Carolina Chocolate Drops who have played at the Calgary Folk Music Festival over the years. Today Flemons plays his 100+ song repertoire of spirituals, blues, folk and other styles as a solo artist. Most songs are anchored by acoustic guitar and banjo, you don't be surprised if you see a few offbeat instruments like the bones and quills. Doors at 7:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.Find out more »
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield stops in Calgary while on tour with a new talk commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Hadfield is a decorated NASA astronaut who became a household name after the video of his rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" went viral. He'll be discussing the past and future of space exploration.Find out more »
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