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October 2019

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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National Geographic Live: Akashinga – The Brave Ones

October 20 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

$37 – $80

Damien Mander retired after achieving an elite rank in the Royal Australian Navy and moved to Africa to employ military strategy in the fight against poachers. After making the voyage, Mander found himself helping to organize the first all-female ranger unit in Zimbabwe —Akashinga, a.k.a. The Brave Ones. He, and prominent unit member Vimbai Kumire, will share their stories on stage as part of National Geographic Live. Photograph courtesy of Arts Commons Presents.

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Ghostbusters in Concert

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

$25 – $85

The latest installment in the Ghostbusters series is filming in Calgary now, and while the release date for that film is TBA, you can enjoy the original film with a live score performance by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra just in time for Halloween. They will be performing both the original score by Elmer Bernstein and the eponymous hit song by Ray Parker Jr.

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BANC 33 1/3

October 29 @ 8:00 pm
$36 – $600

Enjoy an evening of great music for great causes as the Benevolent Artists National Charity (BANC) hosts its first ever public event. BANC is a charity-focused band consisting of world-class musicians and singers, with this show featuring Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris (pictured), Canadian rock royalty Sass Jordan, Tower of Power's Ellis Hall and many more. Calgary's own choral ensemble Revv52 will be supporting the concert, with all proceeds to be split between three charities, including Calgary's National Music Centre. Photograph…

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Flamenco Legends – The Paco de Lucia Project

October 30 @ 6:30 pm
$39 – $79

Ten-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón will honour the late flamenco virtuoso Paco de Lucia on October 30 at Arts Commons. Limón has assembled musicians who played with de Lucia during the last decade of his life to faithfully bring his signature sound to audiences anew. This show is brought to you by Arts Commons Presents, which is pivoting its BD&P World Music series to "BD&P World Stage" for its 20th anniversary. Photograph courtesy of Arts Commons Presents.

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November 2019

Bond and Beyond

November 1 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on November 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm

$30 – $90

Experience the music of a franchise rich with trademark scores as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) takes on 007. From the Sean Connery era through to the Daniel Craig films, the program will be packed with gems from throughout the James Bond musical catalogue. The CPO will be joined by Broadway veteran vocalist Morgan James for what's sure to be a must-see for any Bond fan. Image courtesy of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Shine

November 3 @ 2:30 pm
$19 – $30

The Calgary Civic Symphony will launch its 2019-2020 season with a headlining appearance from acclaimed amateur pianist (and Avenue Top 40 Under 40 alum) Dr. Thomas Yu (pictured). The afternoon program will include Sergei Rachmaninoff’s demanding "3rd Piano Concerto," the composition at the centre of the 1996 film Shine, which inspired this concert's title. Rounding out the program will be performances of Alain Trudel's "Birth" and Antonín Dvořák's "Symphony No. 8." Photograph courtesy of the Calgary Civic Symphony.

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Jeremy Dutcher in Concert

November 8 @ 7:30 pm
$30 – $90

Indigenous tenor, composer and ethnomusicologist Jeremy Dutcher will take the stage at the Jack Singer Concert Hall for a special performance with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Dutcher has experienced widespread acclaim for his debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, which was inspired by 110-year-old wax cylinder recordings of his ancestors’ songs. The concert, presented in partnership with the Calgary Folk Music Festival, will be preceded by a fashion show presented as part of Otahpiaaki 2019: Indigenous Beauty, Fashion & Design Week. Photograph…

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Thorgy Thor and the Thorchestra

November 16 @ 7:30 pm
$50 – $90

Drag performer Thorgy Thor rose to fame through her two seasons on Ru Paul's Drag Race, where she first unveiled her dream of bringing Thorgy Thor and the Throchestra to the stage. Now, catch the reality of that dream in this evening of song, dance and symphonic shenanigans at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Along with Thor's razor sharp wit, outrageous fashion sense and virtuoso chops on the violin, viola and cello, you can also expect some mature themes in this…

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Joshua Redman Quartet

November 19 @ 7:30 pm
$39 – $79

Join one of the most acclaimed and charismatic artists in modern jazz, Joshua Redman, as he brings his quartet to the Jack Singer Concert Hall stage. The Grammy-nominated saxophonist has built a reputation  for his passionate live performances and skillful playing, both of which can be expected at this show presented as part of the TD Jazz series. Redman's stop in Calgary follows the release of his latest album, Sun and Sand, recorded alongside the Brooklyn Rider string quartet. Photograph…

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Formidable! Aznavour: The Story of a Legend

November 27 @ 6:30 pm
$39 – $79

The team behind Piaf! The Show is back with a fabulous stage show based on the life and works of Charles Aznavour, the French pop star you didn't know you loved. Aznavour officially signed off the multi-media, semi-biographical work before his unfortunate passing in 2018. Attendees can expect chansons par excellence at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on Wednesday, November 27. Photograph courtesy of Arts Commons Presents.

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January 2020

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

January 1, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
$49 – $99

Ring in 2020 with the music of Johann Strauss and other esteemed composers. This afternoon concert at the Jack Singer will feature European singers, ballroom dancer and ballet dancers performing alongside the Strauss Symphony of Canada and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. This touring show has been entertaining audiences for 25 years with new additions to the program each year. Photograph courtesy of Attila Glatz Concert Productions.

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Cirque Flip Fabrique: Blizzard

January 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
$39 – $69

Cirque Flip Fabrique brings its winter-themed show to the Jack Singer Concert Hall on January 21 as part of Arts Commons Presents. The Quebecois troupe will showcase its skills in acrobatics, juggling, aerial hoops, trampoline and original music during the family-friendly performance. If you saw Cirque Flip Fabrique's Catch Me at The Grand in 2015, you'll know this show will be a special one. Photograph courtesy of Arts Commons Presents.

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February 2020

We Shall Overcome – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
$39 – $69

This uplifting concert is a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life that takes place at the tail end of Black History Month. Led by musical director Damien Sneed, the program includes music by Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder (both of whom have collaborated with Sneed), Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and others. There will be also be spoken word in the mix, sourced directly from Dr. King's real-life speeches. Photograph courtesy of Arts Commons Presents.

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April 2020

La Santa Cecilia

April 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
$39 – $69

La Santa Cecilia is an ensemble changing the way people think about "world music." Named after the patron saint of musicians, the quartet plays a blend of jazz, bossa nova, tango, klezmer, rock and even more genres — they're about as peerless as a band can get. The band has been honoured with numerous Grammy nominations and one win, and has graced top-tier stages like the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Photograph courtesy of Arts Commons Presents.

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