Calgary events

Review of Johnny Summers – Piano Sessions Vol. 1 CD Release Concert

Calgary multi-instrumentalist Johnny Summers and friends delivered an intimate and passionate performance on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the University of Calgary's Rozsa Centre. The event was a CD Release Party to introduce Summers’ third jazz album, Piano Sessions Vol. 1.

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.

Johnny Summers "Piano Sessions Vol. 1" CD Release Party March 2013

If you love jazz and you live in Calgary, come out to Johnny Summers' upcoming CD release party. Deets as follows: Date: March 16th 2013

Calgary CD release concert for Johnny's new recording "The Piano Sessions Volume 1"

featuring Chris Andrew, piano

Special guests Al Muirhead, Shane Statz, and The Polyjesters Jason and Sheldon Valleau!

Tickets will be on sale soon.

Johnny Summers is the director of the Calgary Jazz Orchestra.

Here's my CD review.

Here's a video of Johnny in performance:

Sherry Kennedy "Little Secret" CD Release Party February 2013

If you're looking for something musical to enjoy next month, come on out to my vocal coach Sherry Kennedy's CD release party. Deets as follows: Sherry Kennedy CD Release Party

Sherry is a Calgary-based singer, recording artist and vocal coach. Album review to come - stay tuned!

Here's a video of Sherry Kennedy in performance:

Save Our Fine Arts Meeting September 12, 2011

The Save Our Fine Arts (SOFA) executive committee has a meeting with Alison Redford (PC Party leadership candidate) this coming Monday, September 12th in Calgary:
  • Time:  7:30 p.m. to approximately 8:45 p.m.
  • Location:   St. John’s Music Store (105 - 58th Avenue SE, Calgary), 3 blocks east of Chinook Mall.  There is plenty of free parking

This meeting is open to the public. SOFA is an organization set up in response to Alberta Education’s proposed changes to our Fine Arts Curriculum.  For more information, visit SOFA's website or contact

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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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