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For immediate release – Friday, May 15, 2015
The Cello Rich and Exotic with Cellist Phil Hansen
The Calgary Civic Symphony is thrilled to present an exciting season finale featuring CPO’s principal cellist Phil Hansen on Sunday, June 7th at Jack Singer Concert Hall. Experience cello in a whole new way as he performs Azul by Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov.
Written for the great Yo-Yo Ma, Azul (blue in Spanish) was inspired by the open air and deep blue of the night sky. This extraordinary 21st century composition lets you slip away to an exotic sound-world created by the solo cello, hyper-accordion (a modified accordion), ethnic percussion, and orchestra – they are arranged onstage in a very specific way, with each group of instruments having its discrete function, to create musical energies, auras, and halos around the cello’s music.
And the composer gives the cello plenty to do throughout the score – from expressing a soulful Jewish melody to taking a tango step or two.
Cellist Phil Hansen’s commitment to diverse musical genres, education, and community have earned him distinction as a performer, ambassador for music, and innovator in the arts. His intensely personal and colourful playing is showcased in performances from the Baroque to jazz and in every major work written for cello with orchestra.
The orchestra will also perform Canadian composer John Estacio’s moving Light Eternal and Brahms’ radiant Second Symphony.
Tickets are $20 (adults) / $15 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 6 and under) and available by calling (403) 294-9494, by visiting www.artscommons.ca, or at the door (plus applicable fee). Group pricing available for 10+ people – please call (403) 294-9494 to order this special package.
For more information, please call (403) 670-5430 or visit www.calgarycivicsymphony.ca.
Calgary Civic Symphony presents:
The Cello Rich and Exotic
Sunday, June 7, 2015 – 2:30 PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 – 8 Avenue SE, Calgary)
$20 (adults) / $15 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 6 and under)
Available by calling (403) 294-9494, by visiting www.artscommons.ca, or at the door
Call (403) 670-5430 or visit www.calgarycivicsymphony.ca
For publicity information or to schedule an interview, contact Tokie Brideaux at firstname.lastname@example.org or (403) 828-7158