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April 15, 2018, 2:30 pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall
205 8th Ave SE T2G 0K9
Armchair travelling through the Americas continues with the Calgary Civic Symphony as we journey to our southern neighbour and experience the music of the United States of America.
“STARS AND STRIPES” — an outstanding program of American music will feature Mayor Naheed Nenshi narrating the immortal words of President Abraham Lincoln in Aaron Copland’s “A Lincoln Portrait.” Joining the Civic to present John Adams’ unique work “The Dharma at Big Sur” originally composed for the opening of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, will be Calgary Philharmonic Concertmaster Diana Cohen playing the six-string electric violin. The program will commence with Charles Ives’ “Variations on “America” and will include Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and George Gershwin’s “Catfish Row Suite” from “Porgy and Bess.”
Be sure not to miss our pre-concert chat with Artistic Director/Conductor Rolf Bertsch in conversation with Diana Cohen, providing some background on the presentation of “The Dharma at Big Sur” and the six-string electric violin.
The Calgary Civic Symphony was founded in 1975 as Calgary’s volunteer orchestra. Over the years, the Civic has swelled to over 80 musicians. With an interesting diversity in professions, its members come together each week to rehearse complex orchestral works. Under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Rolf Bertsch, the Symphony shapes and polishes performances that are truly brilliant! In fact, the Civic is often confused with Calgary’s other—but professional—orchestra.
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The Civic brings the music of U.S. composers to the Jack Singer. Enjoy the unique sounds of The Dharma at Big Sur by John Adams. relive history as Mayor Naheed Nenshi speaks the immortal words of Abraham Lincoln in Copland’s “A Lincoln Portrait”.
Adults $30, Senior/Students $24, Children 6 and under FREE, Group Rate available on request