Calgary concerts

Calgary Jazz Orchestra Plays Mingus and Peterson Concert Review

The Calgary Jazz Orchestra launched its 2010-11 season with The Music of Charles Mingus and Oscar Peterson on September 26, 2010. Originally published on Suite101.com .

Calgary Wind Symphony Presents Music of Mysteries, Legends & Ritual

Mystery, legends and rituals are on tap when the Calgary Wind Symphony (formerly the "Calgary Concert Band") performs on Sunday March 3 at 2:30 PM.

Calgary Summer Music Festivals 2012

One of the many great things about summer is that it's festival season. There are countless opportunities to explore different styles of music while relaxing with family, friends and pets.
 
Here are some music festivals worth checking out this month:
Fiestaval Latin Festival (July 21 & 22):Come out and listen to Quinteto Alegria (International Latin Jazz), Colombia Ramiro Padilla y su Tropa Vallenata, Orquesta "The Latin Combo" and more at this free multicultural arts and entertainment festival.
 
Calgary Folk Music Festival(July 26 - 29): "Folk" music encompasses such a wide range of music. Check out the Latin jazz of Renato Borghetti,  the "alternative indie pop rock" strains of Jeff Stuart & the Hearts and the "electric, indie, pop" sound of Little Scream. Headliners include Chris Isaak and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

 

Calgary International Blues Festival (July 30 - August 5): Enjoy the exciting Afro-Cuban rhythms by Eddie 'Devil Boy' Turner, the rock-jazz-classical fusion of Lighthouse, award-winning artist Shirley Jackson & the Good Rockin' Daddys and many more.
Maestro's one piece of advice for four-legged music aficionados: Most festivals don't allow pets on-site. However, the nice thing about music is that sound carries, so he joins other furries in listening from the other side of the fence.
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Music Related Events in Calgary for May 2008

May is a extremely busy month in Calgary for the music community:

April 26-May10

APTA Festival

May 1 – 3

NATS Songfest, St. Andrew's United Church

May 4

ARMTA Calgary Presents Christopher Norton master classes & concert, concert @ 7:30 pm, Renfrew Baptist Church

May 4

RCM Alumni Scholarship Recital, 7:00 PM, Knox Presbyterian Church.

May 5

Rideau Music Workshop with Christopher Norton

May 9 & 10

RCM & CC Theory Examinations

May 10

NATS Songfest Awards Concert, St. Andrew’s United

May 10

Colleen Athparia & Jan Lisiecki Benefit Recital for Blind & Handicapped Children in India, 8:00 pm, Leacock Theatre

May 11

ARMTA Calgary Student Recital, 4:30 to 6:30 pm, St. Andrews United.

May 25

ARMTA Calgary Outstanding Students Recital 5:30 pm Knox Presbyterian


Hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.

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April 2008 Concerts in Calgary

Here is a listing of some of the exciting performances lined up for April:

Apr. 5: The ProArts Society presents Juno-nominated horn player Jeff Nelsen with Nina Yoshida Nelson (mezzo-soprano), Brinna Brinkerhoff (violin) and Jeffrey Neufeld (piano) in a recital featuring the music of Johannes Brahms. 3:00 PM @ the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 - 1 St. SE). Tickets: $21.75 in advance, $25 at the door.

Apr. 12: The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra presents Twins and the Monster - an African folk tale filled with thrills, chills and music. 1:00 PM Petting Zoo, 2:00 PM, concert. Jack Singer Concert Hall. Tickets: $25/adult, $17/child.

Apr. 13: The Calgary Concerto Competition (C3) Association Presents the Winners of the 2008 Calgary Concerto Competition in concert with the Calgary Civic Symphony. Featured artists: Eric Kim (piano), Timothy Steeves (violin), Joanna Wiebe (cello) and Alexander Malikov (piano). 2:30 PM, Jack Singer Concert Hall. Tickets are $14/each. For the students who are tackling a piano concerto next year, this would be a valuable experience.

Apr. 25: New Works Calgary presents Voices, an exploration of the Canadian multicultural "voice". Featuring Parmela Attariwala (East Indian violinst/dancer), Sarah Laakkuluk Williamson (Inuit throat singer/storyteller/dancer) and Japanese Botoh dancers. 7:30 PM, pre-concert chat, 8:00 PM, concert. Rozsa Centre, UofC. Tickets available in advance at Campus Tickets Centre or at the door. For information call: 220-7202. Tickets: $18 adults/$15 seniors/students.


Apr. 26: The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra presents: Saturday Morning at the Symphony: Brilliant Brass. The CPO's brass section takes centre stage at this dress rehearsal. Also featured: Sleeping Beauty and Neil Cockburn on the Carthy Organ. 10 AM, lobby demonstration, 11 AM dress rehearsal. Jack Singer Concert Hall. Tickets: $18/adult, $15/student/senior, $12/child.


More concert listings are available at FFWDweekly.

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