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May 2016

Classical Revolution

May 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Café Koi, 1011-1 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 1J2 Canada
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Classical Revolution

Café Koi Tickets: Free, donations accepted The first Monday of each month, Classical Revolution Calgary packs Cafe Koi with eccentric, varied, never-to-be-repeated happenings featuring locally sourced classical and crossover musicians. For the 2nd annual Calgary New Music Festival, we feature music from visiting composer Anna Mikhailova from Belgium, as well as our host, pianist/composer Nathaniel Schmidt. Nathaniel will host the open mic set as Classical Revolution ventures into bold sound worlds of local composers, with gems by some of Calgary’s…

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Ensemble Resonance

May 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Lutheran Church of the Cross, 10620 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary, Alberta T2W 1G4 Canada
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Ensemble Resonance

Lutheran Church of the Cross Festival pass or tickets: $20 Adults / $15 Students Ensemble Resonance marks its 20 anniversary and invites you to celebrate with them at a concert to remember. The program will include the premiere of Alice Ping Yee Ho’s “Tale of M’Whell”. The concert will also honor the contribution of Quenten Doolittle, founder of New Works Calgary, by performing a work by Abigail Richardson, winner of the inaugural Doolittle Composition Award. Works by Harry Somers, Christian…

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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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Gianetta Baril

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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