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May 2016

Wild West New Music Ensemble featuring Sarah Slean

May 4, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, 205 8th Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9 Canada
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Jack Singer Concert Hall Tickets $40 available here Presented in partnership with  GEORGE CRUMB : Vox Balaenae JOHN CAGE : 4'33 SERGE ARCURI : Les furieuses enluminures ARNOLD SHOENBERG : Pierrot lunaire, with guest vocalist Sarah Slean Expect the unexpected as renowned poet/musician Sarah Slean joins Wild West for a performance of Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire. Also explore legendary contemporary gems, such as 4'33, John Cage's experimental work on silence. Wild West Music Ensemble bio  |  Sarah Slean bio Wild West Music Ensemble website…

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Gianetta Baril – Labyrinth

May 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Wine-Ohs, 811 1st Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 7N2 Canada
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Wine Ohs Festival pass or Tickets: $20 adults/$15 students Thoughts of the harp conjure images of flowing rivers, wispy clouds and heavenly creatures. But what is its real range of possibility, musically, emotionally? What of buzzing insects or a raging bull? Award-winning harpist extraordinaire Gianetta Baril has dedicated her extensive career to transforming the perceptions of her beloved instrument. Central to this programme is R. Murray Schafer’s ground-breaking 1979 masterpiece ”The Crown of Ariadne”, for solo harp and percussion. In…

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Neil Cockburn The Transcendance of Chant

May 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, 604 – 1st St SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 5H8 Canada
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Cathedral Church of the Redeemer Festival pass or Tickets: $20/$10 at the door Neil Cockburn performs contemporary solo organ works based on, or inspired by, medieval sacred chant. Vocal renditions of the chants, and chant-based motets, will highlight the timeless nature of this mystical and hypnotic repertoire. Featuring works by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) and Canadian composer Raymond Daveluy (b. 1926).   bio  |  website

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Luminous Voices – Responsio

May 7, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 1121 14 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0P3 Canada
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St. Stephen’s Anglican Church Festival Pass or Tickets: $35 Adults / $28 Seniors and Students at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1795995 Program: Togni – Responsio Special Guest:  Jeff Reilly, bass clarinet Presented in partnership with the Calgary New Music Festival Following the performance of selections of the work in January 2015, Luminous Voices presents "Responsio" by Canadian composer Peter-Anthony Togni. In "Responsio", Togni reflects, comments, refutes, challenges and embellishes the bare medieval voice of Guillaume de Machaut and his medieval masterpiece the Messe de…

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Gianetta Baril – Sticks, Strings and Mythical Things

May 9, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M2 Canada
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Central Library Who would imagine that the heavenly harp could evoke not only a peaceful sunrise and the beauty of nature, but buzzing insects and a raging bull! All ages will enjoy this entertaining and engaging program with renowned harpist Gianetta Baril, who with voice, percussion and harp brings to life an ancient story. Ginetta will perform a recital as well as a free children's concert, bringing to life the ancient myth of Theseus and Ariadne.

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